F-104A

Retired USAF fighter pilot who never had the chance to fly the F-104 explains why, despite the Starfighter many problems, he would love to fly the Zipper

Retired USAF fighter pilot who never had the chance to fly the F-104 explains why, despite the Starfighter many problems, he would love to fly the Zipper

‘For all the bad-mouthing the F-104 has received in the past, if I had the money (and my wife would… Read More

9 months ago

Former F-104 Pilots explain why despite the Starfighter many limitations they loved flying the Zipper

Despite the Starfighter shortcomings, the pilots who flew the F-104 fell in love with it. The Lockheed F-104 was the… Read More

12 months ago

Project Featherduster: the exercise that proved the F-104 could have been a better MiG killer than the F-4C, F-105D and F-100D

Pilots flying the F-86H in the role of the MiG-17 found that the F-104 was the most challenging of all… Read More

2 years ago

The story of the Jordanian F-104A Starfighters that shot down a Jordanian Hunter which tried to shot down the Alouette III helicopter carrying Jordanian King Hussein

Ironically, whomever one asks in Jordan, nothing of this has ever happened (even if the name of the Hunter-pilot is… Read More

3 years ago

A quick look at why the F-104 Starfighter was the Best Interceptor of its Time

The F-104 Starfighter’s interception times from being scrambled were superior to those of the F-106A, and it could perform interceptions… Read More

5 years ago