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Del Prado Fighter Planes X93AVI017
Lockheed F-104G Starfighter Diecast Model
Aeronautica Militare Italiana, Italy

1:124 Scale   Length   Width
Lockheed F-104G Starfighter   5.25"   2.25"

In the mid 50's during the Korean War, altitude was the most sought after feature for jet fighters. The F-104 was designed for significantly better high altitude performance. Its 2.2 mach speed was because of its small body and large engines. The F-104 was dubbed "the missile with a man in it" ! Maximum range for 104 was 750 miles and it carried 1-20 mm cannon and 2 sidewinder heat seeking missiles.

Lockheed F-104G Starfighter

Designed to meet a need for an aircraft that could successfully compete against the MiG-15 in Korea, the F-104 Starfighter was first flown on February 20, 1958. American pilots believed that the F-86 Sabre was too large and complex to outmaneuver the lighter MiG, and they wanted a smaller, simpler, high-performance aircraft to replace it. The resulting design was a light, aerodynamic airframe wrapped around a powerful J79 turbojet engine. The F-104C was used by the USAF from 1958 until 1967, but most of the 2,578 production Starfighters were built and flown by members of NATO, including the Italian Air Force, which didn't retire it until 2004.

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Del Prado Fighter Planes

The Del Prado "Fighter Planes of the World" range presents affordable, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft. To help keep the price down, these items arrive in low-cost, discardable blister type packaging.

Del Prado "Fighter Planes of the World" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Authentic ordnance loads.

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