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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model
Lockheed F-104 G Starfighter – JA+111, JG 71 "Richthofen", German Luftwaffe, Air Defense Competition 1967
1:72 Scale. Length: 9". Wingspan: 3.5"
Limited production of approximately 600 models worldwide
The Air Defence Competition evaluated ground crews, pilots and radar operators. Pilots and aircraft would be situated at each end of the runways and when radar detected possible threats a scramble was issued. The length of time it took to launch aircraft and intercept an intruder was recorded. F-104G c/n #683D-8024 was assembled by Fokker in Holland and completed its first flight on September 13, 1962. It was delivered as JA+111 to JG 71 "Richthofen" at Wittmund Air Base on July 17, 1963. The aircraft was withdrawn from use in December 1973 for spare parts and eventually scrapped.Opening canopy
Detailed cockpit with a removable pilot figure
Realistic panel lines and antennas
Historically accurate printed graphics (no decals)
Optional extended landing gear
Box with opening cover panel and F-104 artwork
The F-104 Starfighter was a revolutionary design with short razor-sharp wings. It was the first aircraft to be able to maintain Mach 2 not just in short bursts. The Starfighter shattered speed and rate of climb records that still are impressive today. This extremely high speed earned the plane the nickname “The Missile With A Man In It”. Because of financial considerations 15 or more countries purchased the F-104. The Starfighter flew with the USAF in 1958 and the last airplane was decommissioned in Italy in 2004.
Hobby Master is a manufacturer of high quality, pre-built, diecast models. Each model is crafted with meticulous attention to detail, using specifications of the original aircraft or vehicle. They are made with die-cast metal and some plastic components.
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Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years