The best F-104 Starfighter HOWLS LOUD – ground attack aircraft, small size, high speed - Media News 48

The best F-104 Starfighter HOWLS LOUD – ground attack aircraft, small size, high speed

A plane built in the 50s still holds up almost 70 years after its first flight. This particular version of the aircraft, named the CF-104D, is one of its many variants.

38 planes of the dual-control trainer version were made to be fitted with J79 engines from Canada. Despite starting out as an interceptor, the Canadian version was primarily used as a ground attack aircraft. Its small size and high speed made it significantly harder for its opponents to score a hit.

 

 

Some of the RCAF’s CF-104Ds were later transferred to Denmark, Norway, and Turkey. It was officially retired by the Turkish Air Force in 1995.

Nevertheless, its timeless design is still admired by aviation enthusiasts today.

Honestly, who can blame them?

 

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