Italeri Aircraft 1/72 F104A/C Starfighter Supersonic Interceptor Aircraft Kit
The supersonic interceptor aircraft F-104 Starfighter was, without doubts, one of the most famous, and long-lasting, aircraft in History. The F-104 entered service in the late ‘50s and served with USAF for a long time. Later on, it has formed the fighter squadrons of several NATO air forces for more than 40 years. F-104A was the first version and it was used by USAF as a supersonic interceptor in opposition to long-range Soviet bombers. It entered service in the late ‘50s. To the improved version, F-104C was assigned the role of fighter-bombers and it was used during the early stage of Vietnam War. The “Starfighter” was based and developed on an original and unique concept for its time: innovative shape of the plane extremely thin, small, straight mid-mounted, trapezoidal wings, the stabilator mounted atop the fin, a powerful and reliable General Electric J-79 turbojet engine able to guarantee outstanding supersonic performances.
- Detailed cockpit
- Waterslide decals
- Illustrated instructions
- F-104C Starfighter, USAF, 436 TFS, 49 TFW, George AFB (California), 1959
- F-104C Starfighter, USAF, "Smoke II", Udorn RTAB (Thailand), 1968
- F-104A Starfighter, RJAF, No. 9 Squn., Prince Hassan AB, Majraq, 1970