F-104 Starfighter Units in Combat cover
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This title covers the technical characteristics of the F-104 Starfighter, one of the most widely-used and popular aircraft in history. Although built in small numbers for the USAF, the F-104C fought and survived for almost three years in Vietnam. There, it was engaged in some of the war's most famous battles including the legendary operation Bolo, where seven North Vietnamese MiGs were destroyed without the loss of a single US fighter. This small, tough and very fast fighter, dubbed 'The Missile with a Man in It', was called upon to do things it was not specifically designed for, and did them admirably. Featuring illustrations and photographs detailing the variety of nose-paint schemes and weapons configurations, this comprehensive appraisal of the F-104 Starfighter is ideal for modelling and aviation enthusiasts alike.

Table of Contents

Basic outline of chapters:
Design and development /April-November 1965 / Vietnam June 1966-July 1967, 435th Tactical Fighter Sqn /Combat in Indo-Pakistani Wars /F-104s and Taiwan /Appendices

Product details

Published 20 Nov 2014
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781780963136
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 20 b/w; 77 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Combat Aircraft
Short code COM 101
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Peter E. Davies

Peter E. Davies has specialized in the aircraft of…

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Rolando Ugolini

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Gareth Hector

Gareth Hector is a digital artist of international…

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