By David Doyle
The Lockheed F-104 Starfighter first flew in 1954. Starfighters then broke the area altitude checklist in may perhaps 1958 and the realm air-speed checklist 9 days later. It was once the 1st airplane to carry either files concurrently. some of the Starfighter's files stand at the present time. With a strong XJ79 engine and futuristic layout through famed Lockheed engineer Clarence "Kelly" Johnson and his staff, a YF-104A handed Mach 2 in 1956. The F-104 used to be born from wrestle opposed to Communist MiG-15 jet airplane in the course of the Korean struggle. often called a "missile with a guy in it" and "an engine with wings," Starfighters expert astronauts reminiscent of Chuck Yeager at the fringe of area, fought over Vietnam, and have been deadly chilly struggle interceptors in a position to firing air-to-air nuclear missiles. in the course of its 50-year occupation, it used to be utilized by at the very least 15 international locations from Jordan to Taiwan. Italy ultimately retired its fleet in 2005. it truly is poised to be reborn as a civilian satellite-launcher in 2018. via greater than one hundred sixty classic photos--many in unique color--numerous line drawings, and new colour profiles, this new quantity chronicles the extraordinary army profession of this plane.
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