Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Die-cast Model
Lockheed F-104G Starfighter – 4347, Capt. S. L. Hu, 3rd TFW, 8th TFS, Republic of China Air Force (Taiwan), 1967
1:72 Scale. Length: 9.25". Wingspan: 3.75"
Limited production of approximately 700 models worldwide
Lockheed F-104G Starfighter c/n 683D-6118 with US SN 64-177773 was built by Canadair and completed its maiden flight in March 1965. The aircraft was delivered to the USAF in July 1965 as FG-773/47773 and transferred to the ROCAF 8th TFS /3rd TFW coded as 4347. On January 13, 1967 4347 was flown by Maj. Shih-Lin Hu who used an AIM-9B to shoot down a MiG-19. On the same day another F-104, flown by Capt. Bei-Puo Shih, shot down another MiG-19. On April 29, 1971 4347 was destroyed during an aborted takeoff, pilot was safe.Opening canopy
Detailed cockpit with a removable pilot figure
Realistic panel lines and antennas
Historically accurate printed graphics
Optional extended landing gear
Box with F-104 Starfighter 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