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F-104 Starfighter Projects

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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!
 

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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

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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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litzj said:
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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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.
 

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Recently (10-Dec-2019) posted on YouTube by the Edwards Air Force Base History Office, footage of Chuck Yeager's famous/infamous NF-104A (USAF Ser. No. 56-0762; c/n
183-1050) flight and crash on December 10, 1963.

YouTube - Edwards Air Force Base - Complete Video: Then Col. Chuck Yeager Crash In NF-104A Dec 10, 1963 At Edwards Air Force Base
 

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A gif showing a F-104A suspended on a test rig, firing a AIR-2A Genie (inert warhead).

 
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