Starfighter

An air-to-air right side view of an F-104 Starfighter aircraft carrying two AIM-9J Sidewinder missiles. The aircraft, from the 69th Tactical Fighter Training Squadron, 58th Tactical Training Wing, 12th Air Force, is involved in Tactical Training Luke. Photographer's Name: Ken Hackman Location: LUKE AIR FORCE BASE Date Shot: 8/1/1979

An air-to-air right side view of an F-104 Starfighter aircraft carrying two AIM-9J Sidewinder missiles. The aircraft, from the 69th Tactical Fighter Training Squadron, 58th Tactical Training Wing, 12th Air Force, is involved in Tactical Training Luke. Photographer's Name: Ken Hackman Location: LUKE AIR FORCE BASE Date Shot: 8/1/1979

Comments

  1. Fast as a bullet on the straight-away(Mach 2.2), but due to a small wing (With an area of 196.1 square feet, the wing of the F-104 was about one-half as large as that of the F-100) it’s kinda unstable a slower speeds. Not very pilot friendly.

  2. Hey Toejam,

    that sounds like you gotta lot of flying experience with the Starfighter…!

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