Exhibit: Fighters Anthology (1998)
Air to Air
My idea here was to test the Air Combat performance of a few jets against the F-104 StarFighter. (Piloted by the ham-fists of yours truly!)
BAE Strikemaster taking off... it needs a L O N G runway!
Italian F-104 Starfighter
A quick and easy mission over the Agean... so I thought!
First I took up a BAE Strikemaster. This baby has a long takeoff roll as I discovered. Ah, and don't rotate too early either.... you might run out of runway as I did... twice!! Anyway, moving right along, I concluded that perhaps one shouldn't dogfight in a strike aircraft.