F-104 Starfighter® 479th Tactical Fighter Wing (1:120)
The Lockheed F-104 Starfighter® is a single-engine, supersonic high-altitude fighter aircraft. It was originally developed for the US Air Force, but later was operated by the armed forces of more than a dozen nations from 1958 to 2004.
The F-104 was designed with a unique set of extremely thin trapezoidal wings and was the first combat aircraft capable of sustained Mach 2 flight. It set numerous world records, including both airspeed and altitude records, and was the first aircraft to have held both records simultaneously.
Aircraft 56-901 served with the U.S. Air Force during the height of the Cold War in the 1960s. This aircraft set the altitude and speed record for an operational F-104C reaching 92,000 feet at a speed of 2.5 Mach while stationed in Hahn Germany with the 479th Tactical Fighter Wing in 1962.
Aircraft 56-901 is currently on display at the New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks, CT.
The "Postage Stamp Planes" range presents affordable, ready-made diecast models of military and civilian aircraft.
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