Aircraft Photo of 57-1303 / 71303 | Lockheed F-104B Starfighter | USA - Air Force | AirHistory.net #51527
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:57-1303
Alternate Serial:71303
Military Code:FG-303
Aircraft Original Type:Lockheed F-104 Starfighter
Aircraft Generic Type:Lockheed F-104 Starfighter
Aircraft Version:Lockheed F-104B Starfighter
C/n (msn):283-5015
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
Location
City / Airport:Sacramento - McClellanMap
Region / Country:California, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: KMCC   IATA: MCC   Local: MCC   Other: -
Collection:Aerospace Museum of California
 
Photo Date:1 October 2014
Photo by:Peter de Jong
Photo ID: 51527
Photo Comment

The first two-seat Starfighter model, the F-104B was ahead of its time in not receiving a TF designation, suggesting it was fully combat-capable. However, the F-104A's 20-mm cannon was omitted and internal fuel reduced. There were also quite a few other changes, and the definitive, FY 1957 machines had a 25 percent larger tailfin and rudder than the F-104A.

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