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POSTAGE STAMP F-104 STARFIGHTER 479TH TFW 1/120 USAF
F-104 Starfighter® 479th Tactical Fighter Wing (1:120)
The Lockheed F-104 Starfighter® is a single-engine, supersonic high-altitude
fighter aircraft. It was originally developed for the US Air Force, but
later was operated by the armed forces of more than a dozen nations from
1958 to 2004. The F-104 was designed with a unique set of extremely thin
trapezoidal wings and was the first combat aircraft capable of sustained
Mach 2 flight. It set numerous world records, including both airspeed and
altitude records, and was the first aircraft to have held both records
Aircraft 56-901 served with the U.S. Air Force during the height of the Cold
War in the 1960s. This aircraft set the altitude and speed record for an
operational F-104C reaching 92,000 feet at a speed of 2.5 Mach while
stationed in Hahn Germany with the 479th Tactical Fighter Wing in 1962.
Aircraft 56-901 is currently on display at the New England Air Museum in
Windsor Locks, CT.