Specifications for the
Lockheed F-104 Starfighter
Fighter / Interceptor
Focus Model: Lockheed F-104G Starfighter
Country of Origin: United States
Manufacturer: Lockheed Aircraft Corporation - USA / Mitsubishi - Japan / Canadair - Canada / FIAT - Italy
Initial Year of Service: 1958
Production Total: 2,578
Length: 54.66 ft (16.66 m)
Width: 20.87 ft (6.36 m)
Height: 13.42ft (4.09 m)
Weight (Empty): 13,995 lb (6,348 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 29,055 lb (13,179 kg)
Powerplant: 1 x General Electric J79-GE-11A turbojet engine developing 15,800 lb of thrust with afterburner.
Maximum Speed: 1,320 mph (2,124 kmh; 1,147 kts)
Maximum Range: 1,081 miles (1,740 km)
Service Ceiling: 58,005 ft (17,680 m; 11.0 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 48,000 feet-per-minute (14,630 m/min)
1 x 20mm cannon multi-barrel M61 Vulcan cannon
MISSION-SPECIFIC / OPTIONAL:
4 x AIM-9 Sidewinder short-range, air-to-air missiles
2 x AIM-7 SParrow medium-range, air-to-air missiles
2 x Selenia Aspide medium-range, air-to-air missiles
External Fuel Tanks
Up to 4,000lbs of external stores fixed to a centerline and multiple underwing hardpoints.
XF-104 - Two prototype examples; fitted with interim Wright XJ65-W-6 series turbojet engines of 10,200lbs thrust; both lost to accidents.
YF-104A - Seventeen pre-production examples for flight testing of various systems; later converted to F104A production standard.
F-104A - Initial production models; fitted with General Electric J79-GE-3 engines of 14,800lbs thrust; lacking all-weather capability.
QF-104A - Radio-controlled drones of F-104A models; 22 examples converted as such.
F-104B - Two-Seat Dual Control Combat-Capable Trainer based on F-104A models; enlarged tail surfaces; sans cannon; lighter fuel load.
F-104C - Fighter-Bomber Variant; AN/ASG-14T-2 series fire-control system; two wing and centerline pylons for external stores; nuclear capable; in-flight refueling capability.
F-104D - Two-Seat Dual Control Trainer based on the F-104C models; 21 examples.
F-104DJ - Two-Seat Dual Control Trainer based on Japanese-produced Mitsubishi F-104J models; 20 examples.
F-104F - Two-Seat Dual Control Trainer based on the F-104D models; fitted with powerplant of the F-104G series; sans radar systems; 30 examples produced.
F-104G - Fighter-Bomber Variant produced for the German Luftwaffe; 1,122 examples produced; reinforced fuselage, wings and undercarriage; increased fuel capacity; new flaps; upgraded avionics suite.
RF-104G - Tactical Reconnaissance Models of the F-104G series; sans cannon but fitted with three camera systems.
TF-104G - Two-Seat Dual Control combat-capable trainers based on the F-104G; 220 examples.
F-104H - Proposed export model based on the F-104G series; never produced.
F-104J - Japanese license-production Starfighter under Mitsubishi label; interceptor/air superiority model; 210 examples.
UF-104J - Radio-Controlled Target Drone conversions based on Mitsubishi-produced F-104J series.
F-104N - Based on F-104G; NASA use as high-speed chase aircraft.
NF-104A - Demilitarized Models for astronaut training; 1 x Rocketdyne LR121/AR-2-NA-1 rocket engine installed.
F-104S - Italian production models built under FIAT label.
F-104S-ASA - FIAT production models based on F-104S models; fitted with FIAT radar; AIM-9L Sidewinder and Selenia Aspide missile capability.
F-104S-ASA/M - Italian Starfighter; upgraded models; rebuilt airframes; new instrument panels; strike capability removed.
CF-104 - Canadian produced Starfighters; 200 examples; nuclear capability; increased fuel capacity; Canadian J79-OEL-7 series engines.
CF-104D - Two-Seat Dual Control trainers based on CF-104 models; 38 examples.
CL-1200 "Lancer" - Proposed modified version of the F-104.
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