Italeri Aircraft 1/32 F104G/S Starfighter Supersonic Interceptor Aircraft Upgraded Edition w/Orpheus Recon Pod Kit

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The Lockheed F-104 Starfighter is one of the most famous fighters in the history of aviation and also one with the longest operational life: its history began at the end of the 50s and ended, for some air forces, in mid-2000s. Its unique airframe, with a slender fuselage and very little wing surface, made this aircraft ideal as an interceptor. Thanks to the thrust of its General Electric J79-GE-11A afterburning turbojet engine, it could exceed Mach 2,2 with an excellent rate of climb but it was not very maneuverable and difficult to fly. The F-104G Starfighter was produced under license by several European aviation industries.

From the mid-60s, it became the standard interceptor for many NATO countries including Italy, Germany, Holland, Greece, and Turkey. The armament was basically the same found on previous versions, with a 20mm Vulcan cannon and the option to fit under the wings air-to-air missiles, bombs, or additional fuel tanks to increase the airplane's range. With time, reconnaissance duties were added to the traditional interceptor service. The F-104G was therefore equipped with a dedicated “Orpheus” reconnaissance external pod that gave excellent operational results.
  • Italian Air Force Orpheus Recon Pod
  • Bulged Cover For Recon Photo System
  • 2 Ale 40 Chaffs Dispenser
  • Finely Engraved Recessed Panel Lines and Rivets
  • Fully Detailed Engine, Cockpit and Avionics Bay
  • Fully Detailed Gun Bay With Complete M-61 Vulcan Assembly
  • Open or Closed Air Brakes
  • Photo etched Fret
  • 325 Parts
  • 2 Huge Decal Sheets For 8 Versions
  • Instruction Sheet With Color Profiles

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