Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model
Lockheed F-104G Starfighter – FX52, 10th Wing, 31st Squadron, Belgian Air Force, Kleine Brogel Air Base, Belgium, "Tiger Meet 1978"
1:72 Scale. Length: 9.25". Wingspan: 3.75"
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Limited production of approximately 600 models worldwide
F-104G Starfighter FX52, c/n #9095, became part of the Belgian Air Force in 1964. In 1978 the 31st Squadron was the host for the NATO Tiger Meet at Kleine Brogel AB. FX52 was chosen to be the first Belgian fighter aircraft to receive a complete tiger paint scheme. Over the years this aircraft was involved in several accidents and incidents including a bullet ricochet which hit the radome and a midair collision (FX52 landed but the other aircraft, FX11, was destroyed). FX52 was withdrawn from service in 1987.Opening canopy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