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 F-104 Starfighter
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LOCKHEED L-683 Starfighter
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LOCKHEED Starfighter
LOCKHEED TF-104 Starfighter
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CANADAIR F-104 Starfighter
CANADAIR 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: 
6.36 m
Length: 
16.66 m
Height: 
4.09 m
Powerplant: 

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

Engine Model: 
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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