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Length: 9.17"
Wingspan 3.48"

Prepainted Diecast Metal Model

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    Item #: HA1036
    Hobby Master Diecast Airplanes
    Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
    CF-104 Starfighter "Toothbrush"
    104805, 421 Squadron, CAF, 1983

    Die-cast metal.
    Superb detailing in 1/72 scale.
    Pilot figure
    Pad applied markings.
    Fully assembled.
    Display stand included.
    Option to display model with wheels up or down.
    Minimum use of plastic.
    Very collectable

    The RCAF received their first CF-104 in March 1962. Although originally designed as a
    supersonic interceptor the Canadian Air Force used it primarily for low level strike and
    reconnaissance. The Canadian version of the F-104 was capable of carrying a ventral
    mounted Vinten Vicon pod with 4 cameras inside for reconnaissance picture taking.
    On September 4, 1963 number 12900 was the 200th and final CF-104 produced and
    entered service on January 10, 1964. The CF-104 retired from service in 1985 when it
    was replaced by the CF-18 Hornet. Over the 25 years of active service 110 aircraft were
    lost to accidents earning it nicknames like "Widow Maker" and "Lawn Dart". The RCAF
    CF-104 probably had the most flying time of any variant with an average of 6,000 hours
    per plane over their life time compared to the Luftwaffe's 3,000 hours.

    CF-104 12805 CL-90 c/n 683A-1105, made it's maiden flight on June 12, 1962 and was
    delivered to the RCAF on November 1, 1962. In 1970 CF-104s were given new serial
    numbers and 12805 became 104805. In 1983 as part of the 421st Squadron / 1 CAG
    based at Baden-S�llingen, 104805 was given a red paint scheme with an Indian motif to
    celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the 421st Squadron and the 30th Anniversary of CFB
    Baden-S�llingen. The scheme came to be known as the "Toothbrush" because of the
    fuselage marking.