Manufacturer – Lockheed
Role – Fighter/Bomber
Crew - 1
Span: 21 ft. 11 in.
Length: 54 ft. 10 in.
Height: 13 ft. 6 in.
Empty – 12,526
Take-off Clean – 19,566 lbs
Take-off Maximum – 27,537 lbs
Engine – J79-GE-7
Thrust - 15,800 lbs. w/afterburner
Take-off Speed – 177 kt (204 mph)
Landing Speed – 143 kt (165 mph)
Maximum Speed – Mach 2.2
Range – 1,642 n.m.
Maximum Altitude – 59,000 ft
Combat Configuration – Optional Tip Tanks
External Hardpoints – 5
Gun – 1 X M-61 20mm Cannon
Missiles – 2 X Air-to-air Missiles
Bombs – 1 X Nuclear or Conventional Bombs
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Lockheed F-104C "Hellooo Dolly"
57-0923, Udorn Air Base, 1966
|The Lockheed F-104C came about as the result of Tactical Air Command (TAC) decision that the
F-104A wasn’t a capable supersonic tactical strike fighter. The F-104C was equipped with an in-
flight refueling probe to extend its range and was capable of delivering a tactical nuclear weapon.
Put into service during the Vietnam War the USAF realized the F-104C wasn’t the aircraft for
Vietnam and was replaced with the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II. The surviving F-104Cs
were transferred to the 198th TFS of the Puerto Rico Air National Guard.
Lockheed F-104C 57-0923 c/n 183-1180 was delivered to the USAF in May 1959. On September
19, 1966 the aircraft arrived at Udorn AFB assigned to the 435th TFS but returned to the U.S. on
November 15, 1966 for a major overhaul. 57-0923 returned to Udorn in 1967 again assigned to
the 435th TFS. The aircraft “Hellooo Dolly” was named after the squadron commander’s wife
Dolly and the long Hellooo after the Broadway musical. Later in 1967 the aircraft was sent to the
Puerto Rico ANG and written off in 1968.
|True 1/72 scale
Comes with wing tip AIM-9 missiles
Professionally painted unique scheme
Great attention to detail
All markings are Tampoed (pad applied)
Option to display the model on a stand that is provided
Model can be shown with the landing gear in the down or up positions
Canopy can be displayed open or closed
Extremely heavy metal with a minimum of plastic
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