Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model
Lockheed F-104G Starfighter – c/n 9028, Belgium Air Force, June 6, 1963, “World Speed Record Holder”
1:72 Scale. Length: 9.25". Wingspan: 3.75"
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Limited production of approximately 700 models worldwide
Lockheed was going to show off their F-104 Starfighter at the Paris Air Show in 1963 so as a promotion they set up a speed record demonstration. On June 6, 1963 F-104 9028 piloted by SABCA-Fairey chief test pilot Bernard Neefs flew the aircraft 128.3 miles in 9 minutes and 55 seconds at an average speed of 1,576.4 km/h (979.55 mph). The aircraft had the flags of all 104 user countries displayed on both sides of its fuselage. This F-104 would later join the Belgium Air Force as FX-11.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.
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Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years