Hobby Master Lockheed TF104G Starfighter USAF Luke AFB 1:72 Scale VERY RARE For Sale

Hobby Master  Lockheed TF104G Starfighter USAF Luke AFB  1:72 Scale  VERY RARE
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Hobby Master Lockheed TF104G Starfighter USAF Luke AFB 1:72 Scale VERY RARE:

The Lockheed F-104 Starfighter is a single engine supersonic interceptor which was extensively deployed as a fighter-bomber during the Cold War. It was designed for the United States Air Force and was developed into an all-weather multirole aircraft in the early 1960's. It has been manufactured by several other nations and has seen widespread service outside the United States.
The F-104 first flew on 04 March, 1954 and was activated by the United States Air Force on 26 February, 1958. It flew over 5,000 sorties during the Vietnam Conflict. The F-104C variant was a fighter-bomber for the United States Air Force Tactical Air Command (TAC). It has improved fire-control radar and had in-flight refueling capability. There were a total of seventy-seven F-104C's manufactured. On 14 December, 1959, an F-104C set a world altitude record of 103,389 feet. There were a total of 2,578 of multiple variants manufactured.
This United State Air Force (USAF) TF-104 was a twin seat training version. It was part of the 418th Tactical Fighter Training Squadron (TFTS), of the 58th Tactical Training Wing (TTW) based at Luke Air Force Base. Luke AFB was loacted near Phoenix, Arizona. From 1964 to 1983, the West German Air Force trained their F-104 pilots at Luke. They trained using German F-104's with U.S. serial numbers and markings.
This beautiful, very rare 1:72 scale Hobby Master die-cast reproduction of this famous aircraft is an extremely detailed and very difficult model to find. It comes with:
  • Detailed landing gear with rolling tires
  • In flight landing gear covers
  • Two pilot figures
  • One piece closed canopy
  • Multi-section open canopies
  • Wingtip auxiliary fuel tanks
  • Razor sharp markings of the 418th
  • Display stand
This model was an F-104 that in early 1976 was given a special paint scheme to commemorate the United States of America's Bicentennial. It is approximately 10.00" long.All sales are final. Shipping to the continental USA only.
NOTE:This is a highly detailed reproduction of this famous aircraftat the lowest available price.This is a very rare, highly detailed reproduction of the USAF's F104. The box has minimal shelf wear from moving around and long term storage.The flight line personnel shown in the photographs are for show only.The last photograph is of the actual Bicentennial painted F-104.This is the only one available.

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