F104

LOCKHEED F-104 Starfighter

Aircraft
Name
F-104 Starfighter
Manufacturer
Body
Narrow
Wing
Fixed Wing
Position
Mid wing
Tail
T-tail
WTC
M
Type Code
L1J
Engine
Jet
Engine Count
Single
Position
In fuselage
Landing gear
Tricycle retractable
Manufacturered as
LOCKHEED L-583 Starfighter
LOCKHEED L-683 Starfighter
LOCKHEED Starfighter
LOCKHEED RF-104 Starfighter
LOCKHEED TF-104 Starfighter
LOCKHEED F-104 Starfighter
CANADAIR F-104 Starfighter
CANADAIR Starfighter
CANADAIR CF-104 Starfighter
CANADAIR CL-201 Starfighter
CANADAIR CL-90 Starfighter

F104

The Lockheed F-104 Starfighter is a single-engine, supersonic interceptor aircraft originally developed by Lockheed for the United States Air Force (USAF). One of the Century Series of aircraft, it was operated by the air forces of more than a dozen nations from 1958 to 2004.

Technical Data
Wing span (metric)
6.36 m
Length (metric)
16.66 m
Height (metric)
4.09 m
Powerplant

1 x General Electric J79-GE-11A afterburning turbojet

Engine Model(s)
General Electric J79
Indicative Performance Data
Take-Off
V2
n/a
Distance
n/a
MTOW
14060 kg
Initial Climb (to 5000 ft)
IAS
270 kts
ROC
48000 ft/min
Initial Climb (to FL150)
IAS
350 kts
ROC
40000
Initial Climb (to FL240)
IAS
350 kts
ROC
35000 ft/min
MACH Climb
MACH
1.00
ROC
25000 ft/min
Cruise
TAS
1100 kts
MACH
2.00
Ceiling
500
Range
365 NM
Initial Descent (to FL240)
MACH
1.80
ROD
35000 ft/min
Descent (to FL100)
IAS
360 kts
ROD
15000 ft/min
Descent (FL100 & below)
IAS
n/a
MCS
220 kts
ROD
n/a
Approach
Vapp (IAS)
180 kts
Distance
n/a

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