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Offline kcran567

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Re: F-104 Starfighter Projects
« Reply #120 on: May 16, 2018, 04:33:11 pm »
F-104 Dogfighter,

Interesting comparison the the F-20 and using the F-5 automatic leading edge system.
Looks like the LEX's come from F-20 as well as the fuselage "step."

I like it!
Would have made a great LWF or Aggressor!

Offline moin1900

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Re: F-104 Starfighter Projects
« Reply #121 on: June 14, 2018, 04:52:26 am »
Here the patent for the F-104 Schlepptanks / towed fueltanks shown above.
Patent Nr / Veröffentlichungsnummer: DE1244590
Title: Deichselschleppflugkörper, insbesondere für strahlgetriebene Flugzeuge
Inventor: Erich Haberkorn / Bölkow
Year: 13.07.1967

https://depatisnet.dpma.de/DepatisNet/depatisnet?action=einsteiger

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Re: F-104 Starfighter Projects
« Reply #122 on: June 15, 2018, 07:01:17 am »
Was Lockheed also interesting in F-20 class jet fighter?

before they got GD... (After they got GD, there is no need to develop light weight jet fighter...)

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Re: F-104 Starfighter Projects
« Reply #123 on: June 16, 2018, 04:08:10 am »
Was Lockheed also interesting in F-20 class jet fighter?

before they got GD... (After they got GD, there is no need to develop light weight jet fighter...)

Good question.

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Re: F-104 Starfighter Projects
« Reply #124 on: August 04, 2018, 09:12:27 am »
Not sure if this is the correct place for this but thought I'd put it here, mods feel free to move.  Pics are from a 1957 report by Kelly Johnson on the development of the F104.  Sorry for the low quality of the pictures.  Also included a Aviation Week 1953 article from Kelly Johnson, again not sure if this is the right place but figured it tied in nicely to the F104.