Profile Photo
Ayhan Toplu
39 articles

1/48 Hasegawa F-104G in Turkish Air Forces Service

October 18, 2015 · in Aviation · · 8 · 2K

This aircraft was assembled by Messerschmitt at their Manching facility with parts manufactured by Lockheed and made its maiden flight on November 5, 1962. It was flown by the following German squadrons – JaboG 33, JaboG 36, JaboG 32 and JaboG 34 and underwent many repairs and upgrades. Turkey bought it in late 1985. From May 1988, the aircraft served with 192nd Filo at Balikesir Air Base. It was withdrawn on January 31, 1994, stored at Diyarbakir AB and likely subsequently scrapped.

Reader reactions:
3  Awesome

12 additional images. Click to enlarge.

8 responses

  1. Exquisite build, Ayhan...and (as always) accompanied by spectacular photographs.

  2. It inspires me a lot for my next Eduard 1/48... Thank you for a so nice realization !

  3. Ayhan, Nice looking 104, The more I look at this one the more I like it. The Hasegawa kit is a lot of fun to build, even by a avid WWII buff like myself. You did very well on this one.

  4. I like Turkish AF
    This build inspires.
    great build

  5. Good loooking plane and good looking model, Ayhan, that armament really suits it.

  6. A great looking jet and nicely finished, and as others have said, a nice set of photos too.

  7. Thank you guys. 🙂

  8. 🙂 ... Greetings ... 🙂 :
    I have always loved the F-104. It's lines and style show off pretty well from any angle seen. Ayhan, for some reason this model stands out in a very nice way. Very nice work and very good choice for the Turkish markings.
    Thank you for sharing the pictures.

Leave a Reply