Italeri 1/32 F104A/C Starfighter USAF Interceptor Aircraft KitITA-2515
FINELY ENGRAVED RECESSED PANEL LINES AND RIVETS - FULLY DETAILED ENGINE, COCKPIT, AND AVIONICS BAY - GUN BAY WITH FULLY DETAILED M61 GUN - OPEN OR CLOSED AIR BRAKES - PHOTO-ETCHED FRET - MORE THAN 300 PARTS - HUGE DECALS SHEETS FOR 6 VERSIONS - INSTRUCTION SHEET WITH COLOR PROFILES
The supersonic interceptor aircraft F-104 Starfighter was, without a doubt, one of the most famous, and long-lasting, aircraft in History. The F-104 entered in service in the late ‘50s and served with USAF for a long time. Later on, it 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 the Vietnam War. The “Starfighter” was based and developed on an original and unique concept for its time: the innovative shape of the plane with 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.