STARFIGHTER
STARFIGHTER

Manufacturer

LOCKHEED

Markings:

156th Tactical Fighter Group (ANG), San Juan International Airport, Puerto Rico, 1974

Designation:

F-104D

Serial Number:

57-1323

LOCKHEED F-104D STARFIGHTER

The Lockheed F-104 Starfighter was the first operational interceptor capable of sustained speeds above Mach 2. The F-104D model is a two seat fully combat-capable trainer built for use by the U.S. Air Force's Tactical Air Command between November 1958 and September 1959. A total of 21 were built. In order to make room for the second seat the F-104D gave up its internal gun, but was given an enhanced ground strike capability and in-flight refueling.

Specifications

  • Wingspan: 21.94 ft
  • Length: 54.77 ft
  • Height: 13.49 ft
  • Weight: 24,388 lbs (loaded)
  • Max. Speed: Mach 2
  • Service Ceiling: 57,500 ft
  • Range: 1,388 miles
  • Engines: 1 General Electric J79-GE-7, 15,800 lbs thrust
  • Crew: 2