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552515 1/32 F-104 A/C "Starfighter"
552515 1/32 F-104 A/C "Starfighter"


 
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Scale: 1/32
Brand: Italeri

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552515 - Scale 1:32

F-104 STARFIGHTER A/C

FINELY ENGRAVED RECESSED PANEL LINES AND RIVETS - FULLY DETAILED ENGINE , COCKPIT , AND AVIONICS BAY - GUN BAY WITH FULLY DETAILED M61 GUN - OPEN OR CLOSED AIR BRAKES - PHOTOETCHED FRET - MORE THAN 300 PARTS - HUGE DECALS SHEETS FOR 6 VERSIONS - INSTUCTIONS SHEET WITH COLOR PROFILES

The supersonic interceptor aircraft F-104 Starfighter was, without doubt, one of the most famous, and long-lasting, aircraft in History. The F-104 entered in service in the late ‘50s and served with USAF for a long time. Later, it formed the fighter squadrons of several NATO air forces for more than 40 years. F-104A was the first version and it was used by USAF as supersonic interceptor in opposition to long-range soviet bombers. It entered in service in the late ‘50s. The improved version, F-104C, was assigned the role of fighter-bomber and was used during the early stage of Vietnam War. The “Starfighter” was based and developed on an original and unique concept for its time: with an innovative extremely thin shape, small, straight mid-mounted, trapezoidal wings, the stabilizer mounted atop the fin, and a powerful and reliable General Electric J-79 turbojet engine able to guarantee outstanding supersonic performance.

Type: Fighter aircraft
Period: from '50
Skill: 5
Model Dim.: 52.0 cm
Box Dim.: 560 x 280 x 115 mm

Decals for 6 versions
Version A: F-104 A-s/n 56-0821 331st Fighter Interceptor Squadron Webb AFB, Texas, 1964
Version B: F-104A-s/n 56-0840 538th Fighter Interceptor Squadron Lanson AFB, Washington state, 1958
Version C: F-104A-s/n 56-0857 56th Fighter Interceptor Squadron Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, 1958
Version D: F-104A-s/n 56-0880 337th Fighter Interceptor Squadron Westover Air Force Base, 1958
Version E: F-104A-s/n 56-0791 of the 83rd Fighter Interceptor Squadron Tao Yuan AB, Taiwan, September 1958
Version F: F-104C-s/n 56-0919 435th TFS Da Nang AB South Vietnam 1965

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Courtesy of Finescale Modeler magazine, Kalmbach Media Co.

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