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   1:48 scale aircraft series
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  Lockheed F-104 Starfighter
       The F-104 designed as a supersonic one or two seat fighter. The development of the "missile with a man in it", as the F-104 became known, began in 1952 and the first Starfighter made its initial flight in 1954.
       The USAF procured about 300 Starfighters. In addition, more than 1,700 F-104s were built in the U.S.A. and abroad for various nations including Canada, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Greece, Turkey, and Japan.



  McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II
       It's been more than 40 years since the first Phantom made the first flight on May of 1958. The F-4 Phantom II attack aircraft (which still flies for at least 8 nations), was first used by the U.S. Navy, and it has been flown by the forces of 11 other countries except the U.S.A., including Germany, Greece, Iran, Israel, Japan, U.K. and Turkey.
       From 1958 to 1979, when the production line stopped, a total of  5,195 F-4 Phantom II aircraft were built. The twin-engine, two-seat missile-armed interceptor and supersonic F-4 Phantom II, flew at Mach 2 (twice the speed of sound), and could carry more than 15,000 pounds of  bombs, rockets and missiles.



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Here you may see one F-104 and two F-4s in superb colors.
(German Luftwaffe)



       The Starfighter that I will present soon, is a Lockheed F-104 version G and is 48 times smaller than the Greek "Olympus" Starfighter (336 "Olympus" Mira squadron in the 116th Wing at Araxos, Greece).
       My other model is a McDonnell Douglas F-4F Phantom II, 48 times smaller than the real thing. It's a special version of the German Luftwaffe.



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