Aircraft Photo of 57-1312 / 71312 | Lockheed F-104D Starfighter | USA - Air Force | AirHistory.net #286508
Aircraft
Registration / Serial"57-1312"
Alternate Serial71312
Military CodeFG-312
Aircraft Original TypeLockheed F-104 Starfighter
Aircraft Generic TypeLockheed F-104 Starfighter
Aircraft VersionLockheed F-104D Starfighter
C/n (msn)483-5042
Operator / TitlesUSA - Air Force
Location
City / AirportAtwater - CastleMap
Region / CountryCalifornia, United States
Airport CodesICAO: KMER   IATA: MER   Local: MER   Other: -
CollectionCastle Air Museum
 
Photo Date22 September 2010
Photo byAad van der Voet
Photo ID: 286508
Photo Comment

This Starfighter was first seen on display here in Oct 1986. The serial carried is definitely false (F-104B 57-1312 was delivered to Pakistan), but there has been much debate about this aircraft's actual identity. It is almost certain now that it is in fact 57-1330 c/n 483-5042 (based on a gun bay and old cockpit canopy combination seen only on that aircraft before), but it may also be 57-1314 which was last seen stored at Mojave, CA in Jan 1978.

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