Tactical Luftwaffe Squadron 71 "Richthofen" 1963-1973: Starfighters
On April 9, 1963, the first F-104 Starfighters landed in Wittmund: Registration number KH+112 by Oberleutnant Manfred Fischer and HK+114 by Oberleutnant Diether [...]
Another LHS find acquired cheap. The kit came with Japanese markings but I decided to use mid-sixties USAF decals on it...probably not accurate but I'll lose no sleep over it.
An easy, very well fitting kit to assemble I did it OOB which [...]
Starfighter Kit: Revell 1:32
The Jagdbombergeschwader 34 was set up in Nörvenich on November 29, 1958 and relocated to Faßberg in the same year, where it received the first Republic F-84F "Thunderstreak" aircraft. In April 1959 [...]
This is my Hasegawa 1/32 F-104C Starfighter, #60886 "Fannie", as she (more or less...) stood in Vietnam, 1965.The story of the Starfighter is well known: created as a day fighter by Lockheed as one of the Century [...]
This is my Academy 1/72 F-104G Starfighter, finished as a stand model.
Germany received 916 “G” (for Germany) all-weather ground attack Starfighters in total. They were 2,000 pounds heavier than the original F-104, [...]
As one of the first European countries, the Swiss Air Force was able to test various aircraft in the USA, including the Chance Vought F-8U-1 CRUSADER,
Grumman F-11F-1F SUPERTIGER, Douglas A-4D-2 SKYHAWK
and finally the Lockheed F-104A [...]
Just saw the news that Chuck Yeager died today at age 97. Given how deep he was in Alzheimers over the past several years, my personal take is it was a release.
He was my childhood hero, and then the first movie job I had (junior assistant [...]