Lockheed F-104G Starfighter – 21+42, JG36, Luftwaffe, Hopsten Air Base 1970s
2 in stock
2 in stock
Corgi Aviation Predators 1/72 scale PR99412: Lockheed F-104G Starfighter in the superb markings of 21+42 of JG36, Luftwaffe based at Hopsten, West Germany in the 1970s. Used by the Luftwaffe in large numbers and finished in typical green and grey camouflage livery, the aircraft was known as the Widow Maker due to the high number of crashes and an essential model for any collection. Comes complete with exquisite panel detailing, optional undercarriage and canopy positions plus Sidewinder missiles, display stand and limited edition certificate. Brilliant model in possibly the best of all the F-104 liveries.
Length 9.25 inches Wingspan 3.75 inches
The F-104 Starfighter was a revolutionary design with short razor-sharp wings. It was the first aircraft to be able to maintain Mach 2 not just in short bursts. The Starfighter shattered speed and rate of climb records that still are impressive today. This extremely high speed earned the plane the nickname “The Missile With A Man In It”. Because of financial considerations 15 or more countries purchased the F-104. The Starfighter flew with the USAF in 1958 and the last airplane was decommissioned in Italy in 2004