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Length: 9.17"
Wingspan 3.48"

Prepainted Diecast Metal Model

Collectors item: Not suitable for children under 14

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    Item #: HA1038
    Hobby Master Diecast Airplanes

    Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
    HA1038
    Lockheed F-104C
    56--0886, 479th TFW, Da Nang AB, 1965

    The Lockheed F-104C came about as the result of Tactical Air Command (TAC) decision that the
    F-104A wasn't a capable supersonic tactical strike fighter. The F-104C was equipped with an in-
    flight refueling probe to extend its range and was capable of delivering a tactical nuclear weapon.
    Put into service during the Vietnam War the USAF realized the F-104C wasn't the aircraft for
    Vietnam and was replaced with the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II. The surviving F-104Cs
    were transferred to the 198th TFS of the Puerto Rico Air National Guard.

    Lockheed F-104C Starfighter 56-0886 was produced in 1956 c/n 383-1174. The 479th TFW sent
    28 F-104Cs to Da Nang Air Base in April 1965. The 476th TFS from April 19, 1965 until July 11,
    1965 the 436th TFS, which included 56-0886 "Fannie", operated from July 12, 1965 until October
    12, 1965. When the 435th TFS took over until December 20, 1965 F-104C 56-0886 was
    transferred to them. These aircraft performed combat air patrols protecting EC-121 Warning Stars
    and later air-to-ground missions. The 479th TFW flew 506 missions accumulating 1,707 flying
    hours.

    True 1/72 scale
    Comes with wing tip AIM-9 missiles
    Professionally painted unique scheme
    Great attention to detail
    All markings are Tampoed (pad applied)
    Option to display the model on a stand that is provided
    Model can be shown with the landing gear in the down or up positions
    Canopy can be displayed open or closed
    Extremely heavy metal with a minimum of plastic
    Highly collectable