F-104 Starfighter

The Lockheed F-104 Starfighter was an American single-engined, high-performance, supersonic interceptor aircraft that served with the United States Air Force (USAF) from 1958 until 1967. One of the Century Series of aircraft, it continued in service with Air National Guard units until it was phased out in 1975. When it first flew just nine years after World War II, the futuristic look of the Lockheed F-104 was simply unbelievable. The Starfighter lacked agility and required sure hands on the controls. As a result, the jet had a brief and somewhat accident prone career with the U.S. Air Force.

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