Lockheed F-104G Starfighter – Marineflieger MFG 2, NAS Eggebeck, Germany, 1985

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Hobby Master 1/72 scale HA1049: Lockheed F-104G Starfighter 26+69 of Marineflieger MFG 2, NAS Eggebeck, Germany, 1985. With Kormoran anti-shipping and Sidewinder air to air missile load. Production run of 700 models. Prices on a well known auction website now approaching £100 “buy it now” for this superb looking piece of Diecast.

Length 9.25 inches   Wingspan 3.75 inches

There were 1,127 F-104Gs manufactured with Germany receiving 749 F/RF-104Gs, 137 TF-104Gs and 30 F-104Fs totalling 916 aircraft. About 151 F-104Gs were assigned to the Marinefliegers two naval attack squadrons, Marinefliegergeschwader MFG 1 and 2 for maritime strike and reconnaissance roles. The F-104 was a replacement for the older Hawker Sea Hawk. Both squadrons were based at Naval Air Station Eggebeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. Deliveries of the F-104 took place from 1960 until 1973. F-104G 26+69 (c/n 7415) was built by MBB at Manching, Bavaria, Germany, and had its first flight on 7 February 1972. It was delivered to MFG 1 on 20 March 1972. It was relocated to MFG 2 on 10 September 1981, and again to the “Wehrtechnische Dienststelle 61 (WTD 61)” (Luftwaffe flight test center) on 21 January 1987. It was retired on 21 May 1987 after having flown 2.258 flight hours. At the end of its German service it was sold to the Hellenic Air Force in 1988.

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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Weight 1.5 kg