Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Die-cast Model
Lockheed F-104G Starfighter – D-8091, Royal Netherlands Air Force 65th anniversary, 1978
1:72 Scale. Length: 9.25". Wingspan: 3.75"
Limited production of approximately 600 models worldwide
The Netherlands was another major European Starfighter user, with the type going into service to replace the F-84/RF-84 and RT-33s. The RNLAF acquired 95 F-104Gs, 25 RF-104Gs, and 18 TF-104Gs from Fokker, Fiat, and Lockheed production. This gave a total of 120 single-seaters and 18 two-seaters. When the RNLAF celebrated its 65th anniversary in 1978, F-104G #D-8091 was given this colorful paint scheme to mark the occasion.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