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Herpa 1:200 Wings 552165
Mitsubishi F-104J Starfighter Diecast Model
JASDF 203rd Hikotai, Komatsu AB, Japan

1:200 Scale   Length   Width
Mitsubishi F-104J Starfighter   3.25"   1.25"

In 1960, the Japan Self Defence Force (in Japanese, "Koku Jietai") decided too, to deploy the Lockheed Starfighter as its standard interceptor. The first three aircraft, still manufactured at Lockheed, were followed up by 178 F-104Js produced under license by Mitsubishi in 1967. This version in principle conforms to the German F-104G, as does 56-8673, the original of our model.

Mitsubishi F-104J 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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Herpa 1:200 Wings

The Herpa "1:200 Wings" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of civilian and military aircraft in 1:200 scale.

Herpa "1:200 Wings" 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.
  • Permanently extended landing gear with non-rotating wheels.
  • Some releases feature interchangeable open/closed canopies.
  • Authentic fixed ordnance loads.
  • Accurately detailed underside with concealed screwheads.

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