On March, 1962, the Royal Canadian Air Force received their first CF-104 that was initially designed as a supersonic interceptor used for low-level strikes and reconnaissance. This version of the aircraft had the ability to carry a ventral mounted Vinten Vicon pod with four cameras inside. The CF-104 serial 12868 c/n 683A-1168 was delivered to the RCAF on December, 11, 1963, assigned to 2 Wing/1 Air Division. Nicknamed "Flying Coke Bottle" or "Flying Coke Can", this variant received a special red and white paint scheme. RCAF reactivated this special variation of the CF-104 in 1971, after it was in storage. Unfortunately, on March 2 of 1984, a hangar fire destroyed the aircraft.
This 1/72 scale, Hobby Master, die cast replica of a CF-104 Starfighter as it appeared in the 421 Squadron, CAF, 1981 features authentic markings and paint scheme, engraved panel lines, a glazed canopy, optional-position landing gear, and a display stand. Measures approximately 9" long with a 3½" wingspan.