Lockheed F-104D Starfighter

Pima Air and Space Museum Aircraft

Manufacturer
Lockheed
Markings
156th Tactical Fighter Group (ANG), San Juan International Airport, Puerto Rico, 1974
Designation
F-104D
Serial Number
57-1323

Lockheed F-104D Starfighter

The Lockheed F-104 Starfighter was the first operational interceptor capable of sustained speeds above Mach 2. The F-104D model is a two seat fully combat-capable trainer built for use by the U.S. Air Force’s Tactical Air Command between November 1958 and September 1959. A total of 21 were built. In order to make room for the second seat the F-104D gave up its internal gun, but was given an enhanced ground strike capability and in-flight refueling.

Specifications
Wingspan 21.94 ft
Length 54.77 ft
Height 13.49 ft
Weight 24,388 lbs (loaded)
Max. Speed Mach 2
Service Ceiling 57,500 ft
Range 1,388 miles
Engines 1 General Electric J79-GE-7, 15,800 lbs thrust
Crew 2