Aircraft Photo of 2790 | Lockheed TF-104G Starfighter | Germany - Air Force | AirHistory.net #48779
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:2790
Aircraft Original Type:Lockheed F-104 Starfighter
Aircraft Generic Type:Lockheed F-104 Starfighter
Aircraft Version:Lockheed TF-104G Starfighter
C/n (msn):583F-5920
Operator / Titles:Germany - Air Force
Location
City / Airport:Berlin - Gatow (closed)Map
Country:Germany
Airport Codes:ICAO: EDUG   IATA: GWW   Local: -   Other: -
Collection:Luftwaffenmuseum
 
Photo Date:15 September 2012
Photo by:Alastair T. Gardiner
Photo ID: 48779
Photo Comment

The accident rate of the F-104 was rather high, especially in GAF service where it acquired the moniker 'Widowmaker'. Many of the problems could be overcome by better training of the pilots, understandable as they were flying a plane with almost no wing. Of the 158 examples built of the two-seat, training TF-104G version 104 were operated by the GAF. Fortunately one of these is now preserved at the Luftwaffenmuseum at Gatow.

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