F-104 Starfighter

This dramatic fighter/bomber was manufactured under licence by FIAT Italy in 1974, and saw service in the Turkish Air Force for twenty years. The short and exceptionally thin wings gave the aircraft high performance a top speed in excess of Mach 2.2 but also difficult handling characteristics and many were lost in training accidents over the years. Kindly donated by the Turkish Air Force. L: 14.38 m W: 7.70 m H: 4.01 m