Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model
F-104 J Starfighter – 46-8587, 202nd Hikotai (Squadron), JASDF, Nyutabaru Air Base, Japan, November 15, 1981
1:72 Scale. Length: 9.25". Wingspan: 3.75"
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Limited production of approximately 700 models worldwide
Mitsubishi F-104J c/n 683B-3087, model 683-07-14, was given the JASDF serial #26-8587 and was delivered on April 30 1964 to the 201 Hikotai. In 1970 it was transferred to the 202nd Hikotai (Squadron) / 5th Kokudan (Wing). In November of 1980 and 1981 #46-8587 (587) represented the squadron at the ACM meeting, similar to the NATO Tiger Meet. In 1982 the 202nd and 204th squadrons of the 5th Kokudan shared the aircraft. In 1982 the 202nd squadron began to convert to the F-15 so in December 587 was withdrawn from service and eventually scrapped.Opening canopy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.
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Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years