Sky Guardians Lockheed TF104S Starfighter USAF 1:72 Scale VERY RARE For Sale


Sky Guardians  Lockheed TF104S Starfighter  USAF  1:72 Scale  VERY RARE
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Sky Guardians Lockheed TF104S Starfighter USAF 1:72 Scale VERY RARE:
$79.95

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) F-104S was part of the 479th Tactical Fighter Squadron (TFS) at George Air Force Base. George AFB was loacted in Victorville, California, about an hour Northeast of Los Angeles. The 479th TFS began on using the F-104 in October of 1958. The excellent flying weather in Southern California gave the 479th a new mission. They began training F-104 pilots from West Germany, Canada, the Netherlands and Italy from 1962 to 1963. The final production version of the F-104S were produced by the Italian FIAT Company. A total of 246 models were produced.
This beautiful 1:72 scale Sky Guardians die-cast reproduction of this famous aircraft is an extremely detailed and very difficult model to find. It has detailed landing gear with rolling tires, a pilot figure, and razor sharp markings of the 479th. It is approximately 10.00" long.All sales are final. Shipping to the continental USA only.
NOTE:This model is new and has never been displayed. However, itis missing the front pitot tube. As such, even though it is new,it is being listed as used. The box has slight damage and shelf wear from long term storage.
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 flight line personnel shown in the photographs are for show only.The last two photographs are actual F-104's at George AFB and Da Nang Air Force Base, Vietnam in 1965.This is the only one available.


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