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Lockheed F-104G Starfighter Visual Modellers Guide - Wing Series No.1 Ammo by Mig Jiméne


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Lockheed F-104G Starfighter

Visual Modellers Guide - Wing Series No.1

Ammo by Mig Jiménez




The F-104 Starfighter (or missile with a man in it) was Lockheed's & Kelly Johnson's attempt to reverse the trend for large more complex fighters then being developed. It was basically an engine with very little airframe surrounding it. The aircraft had a short life in the US with them going towards heavier and more complex aircraft. The Starfighter did have much more success with NATO nations, though it would later transpire that this success was gained someway by Lockheed bribing officials in some of those countries. The G model was the most numerous model made with over 1100 being built, many under licence.  




This new venture of walkaround books from AMMO features the F-104G, and in particular an example which has been restored by the Spanish Air force Museum in Madrid.  The book is A4 landscape softback format with 70 pages. It is packed with high quality photos showing every aspect of the aircraft and its systems. 









While walkaround books are not new this one is a top quality. We look froward to seeing the following books from Ammo Highly recommended.


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23 minutes ago, martinBK said:

On the cover we can see a Spanish F-104 with an empty / uncomplete Phantom seat in the cockpit...quite strange for the accuracy of our kits...

Someone may have got MB Mk.7 and MB Mk.GQ7A mixed up, the correct seats are shown inside the book. 


It is a restoration and maybe thats all they had? The airframe came back to Spain from Greece as all the Spanish ones went back to the US.

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