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F-104C Starfighter Model, World Altitude Record - Hobby Master HA1039

F-104C Starfighter Model, World Altitude Record - Hobby Master HA1039 - click to enlarge
F-104C Starfighter Model, World Altitude Record - Hobby Master HA1039 - click to enlarge

Item No. HM-HA1039
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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model

Lockheed F-104 C Starfighter 56-0885, Captain Joe Jordan, USAF, World Altitude Record, Edwards AFB, CA, December 14, 1959

1:72 Scale.  Length: 9.25".  Wingspan: 3.75"

Limited production of approximately 500 models worldwide

On the fifth attempt at Edwards AFB on December 14, 1959, Lockheed F-104C 56-0885 piloted by USAF Captain Joe B. Jordan reached an altitude of 103,389 ft. (31,513 m) officially setting a new world altitude record for turbojet-powered aircraft. The F-104 belonged to the 479th TFW at George AFB that was deployed to Moron AB Spain in November 1959. On May 9, 1961 560885 was lost when it went out of control and the pilot safely bailed out. The accident was caused by the installation of a wrong size elevator hinge pin.

The Lockheed F-104 Starfighter was a single-engine, supersonic interceptor aircraft that served with the US Air Force from 1958 until 1967. In the Vietnam War the Starfighter was used in the air support role. Although Starfighters saw little aerial combat and scored no air-to-air victories they were successful in deterring MiG interceptors.

Hobby Master offers a wide selection of quality, pre-assembled, diecast model airplanes. Each model is crafted to a high level of accuracy using specifications of the original aircraft. They are constructed with precision-made diecast metal and some plastic components.

This model of an F-104 Starfighter features:

  • Opening canopy
  • Detailed cockpit with removable pilot figure
  • Realistic panel lines
  • Historically accurate printed markings
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Display stand
  • Box with F-104 Starfighter artwork

  • Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models

    Not suitable for children under the age of 14

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