F-104 Starfighter

Described as the "missile with a man in it" the F-104 was a lightweight fighter which proved popular with NATO allies.

Giorgio flew the F104 in the Italian Air Force starting in 1966 and accumulating almost 2000 hrs on the G and S models. Here are some images from his personal collection :

F-104's in formation
Head on
In formation
Crash landing - May 2002

The leading edges of the F-104 wings were so sharp the ground crew had to exercise special care not to be cut on them!

F-104 Starfighter
F-104 Starfighter
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Flight sims featuring this aircraft

The Aircraft at the Federation of American Scientists Two privately owned F-104 Starfighters - IMAGE (c) 2000 Bruce Irving

Two privately owned F-104 Starfighters at the Great New England Air Show at Westover ARB, August 2000. MiGMan thanks Chinofor his photo.