F-104 (Family)

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The Lockheed F-104 Starfighter is an American single-engined, supersonic interceptor aircraft which became widely used as a fighter-bomber during the Cold War. It was originally developed by Lockheed for the United States Air Force (USAF), but was later sold to and produced by several other nations, seeing widespread service outside the United States.


F-104 Nicknames
▃ Lockheed  missile with a man in it
▃ Official  Starfighter
▅ Official  Eiko (栄光, Glory)
▃ Pilots  Oh-Four · Zip-Four · Zipper / Zip
▀ Pilots  Zipper · Gustav (F-104G)
▅ Pilots  Mitubishi Pencil
▄ Pilots  Spillone (Hatpin)
▃ Public  Widowmaker
▀ Public  Witwenmacher (Widowmaker) · Fliegender Sarg (Flying coffin) · Erdnagel (Ground nail) · ...


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