Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model
Lockheed F-104 N Starfighter – #811, NASA Dryden Flight Test Center, Edwards AFB, CA, 1979
1:72 Scale. Length: 9.25". Wingspan: 3.75"
Limited production of approximately 500 models worldwide
There were three purpose-built F-104 Starfighters manufactured by Lockheed for NASA. These aircraft were designated as F-104N 011, 012 and 013 and used as high-speed chase planes. On August 19, 1963 NASA 011 was delivered to NASA FRC and in 1970 it was repainted in NASAs white with light and dark-blue. Later the colors became just white and blue and the aircraft was coded N811NA. The aircraft’s last official flight took place on October 23, 1987 having amassed 4,370 flights. The final location for N811NA is at the Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.Opening canopy
Detailed cockpit with a removable pilot figure
Realistic panel lines and antennas
Historically accurate printed graphics
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-assembled, die-cast display models. Every model is crafted with meticulous attention to detail, using specifications of the original aircraft or vehicle. They are made with diecast metal and some plastic components.
This model of an F-104 Starfighter features:
Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years