Introduced in February of 1958 with the United States Air Force, the F-104 Starfighter was a supersonic interceptor ultimately seeing military service in 15 nations. It was used extensively in the early years of the Vietnam War where it completed more than 5,000 sorties before many units transitioned to the F-4 Phantom II. After numerous variations throughout the years, and with a total production run of more than 2,500, the aircraft was eventually retired in 2004 after nearly half a century of service.
Made by Hobby Master, this 1/72 scale, die cast model replicates an F-104C as it appeared during its historic flight in December 1959 — Captain Joe Jordan set a new altitude record when he reached 103,395 feet! It features engraved panel lines, an opening glazed canopy, a well-equipped cockpit (with a removable pilot figure and panel instrumentation), detailed exhaust nozzles, optional-position landing gear, authentic markings, and a display stand. Measures approximately 9" long with a 3¾" wingspan.
Hobby Master: HA1039