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Revision as of 16:40, 13 June 2020

VTOL | Rank 5 USSR
Yak-38 Pack
F-104G
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F-104G
AB RB SB
10.0 10.0 10.0
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This page is about the jet fighter F-104G. For other versions, see F-104 (Family).

Description

GarageImage F-104G.jpg


The F-104G Starfighter is a rank VI German jet fighter with a battle rating of 10.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Starfighters". It is often referred to as the "missile with a man in it" or the "widow maker", the latter nickname highlighting its questionable safety record in Luftwaffe use.

General info

Flight performance

Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.

Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 15,240 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock ___ ___ 16000 __._ __._ __._ __._ 850
Upgraded ___ ___ __._ __._ __._ __._

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear Drogue chute
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
1527 546 ___ ___ ___ ~__ ~__
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< ___ < ___ < ___ N/A

Survivability and armour

Examine the survivability of the aircraft. Note how vulnerable the structure is and how secure the pilot is, whether the fuel tanks are armoured, etc. Describe the armour, if there is any, and also mention the vulnerability of other critical aircraft systems.

Armaments

Offensive armament

Main article: M61A1 (20 mm)

The F-104G is armed with:

  • 1 x 20 mm M61A1 cannon, -mounted (750 rpg)

Suspended armament

The F-104G can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • Without load
  • 14 x Hydra-70 M247 rockets
  • 2 x AS-20 Nord missiles
  • 4 x AIM-9B Sidewinder missiles
  • 2 x AIM-9B Sidewinder missiles + 14 x Hydra-70 M247 rockets
  • 4 x AIM-9B FGW.2 Sidewinder missiles
  • 2 x AIM-9B FGW.2 Sidewinder missiles + 14 x Hydra-70 M247 rockets
  • 2 x AS-20 Nord missiles + 2 x AIM-9B Sidewinder missiles
  • 2 x AS-20 Nord missiles + 2 x AIM-9B FGW.2 Sidewinder missiles
  • 3 x 250 kg Matra 25E bombs (750 kg total)
  • 3 x 500 lb LDGP Mk 82 bombs (1,500 lb total)
  • 3 x 750 lb M117 cone 45 bombs (2,250 lb total)
  • 3 x 1,000 lb LDGP Mk 83 bombs (3,000 lb total)
  • 1 x 250 kg Matra 25E bomb + 2 x AIM-9B Sidewinder missiles (250 kg total)
  • 1 x 500 lb LDGP Mk 82 bomb + 2 x AIM-9B Sidewinder missiles (500 lb total)
  • 1 x 750 lb M117 cone 45 bomb + 2 x AIM-9B Sidewinder missiles (750 lb total)
  • 1 x 1,000 lb LDGP Mk 83 bomb + 2 x AIM-9B Sidewinder missiles (1,000 lb total)
  • 1 x 250 kg Matra 25E bomb + 2 x AIM-9B FGW.2 Sidewinder missiles (250 kg total)
  • 1 x 500 lb LDGP Mk 82 bomb + 2 x AIM-9B FGW.2 Sidewinder missiles (500 lb total)
  • 1 x 750 lb M117 cone 45 bomb + 2 x AIM-9B FGW.2 Sidewinder missiles (750 lb total)
  • 1 x 1,000 lb LDGP Mk 83 bomb + 2 x AIM-9B FGW.2 Sidewinder missiles (1,000 lb total)

Usage in battles

Describe the tactics of playing in the aircraft, the features of using aircraft in a team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view, but instead, give the reader food for thought. Examine the most dangerous enemies and give recommendations on fighting them. If necessary, note the specifics of the game in different modes (AB, RB, SB).

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Compressor Fuselage repair Offensive 20 mm LAU-32 Type 25C
II New boosters Airframe Mk82 AIM-9B
III Wings repair G-suit New 20 mm cannons Nord AS.20 M117
IV Engine Cover RWR Mk83 AIM-9B FGW.2

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Good top speed
  • Great rate of climb; even the F-4 Phantom may struggle to match it
  • Decent high-speed manoeuvrability
  • Good roll rate for a plane with tiny wings
  • M61 Vulcan cannon can do some serious damage to an enemy plane
  • Wide selection of secondary ordinance; much better than early F-104s

Cons:

  • Lousy low-speed manoeuvrability
  • Bleeds energy quickly in sustained turn-fights

History

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Media

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See also

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  • reference to the series of the aircraft;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links

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  • topic on the official game forum;
  • encyclopedia page on the aircraft;
  • other literature.


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Ho 229  Ho 229 V3
Me 163  Me 163 B · Me 163 B-0
Me 262  Me 262 A-1a · Me 262 A-1a/Jabo · Me 262 A-1a/U1 · Me 262 A-1/U4 · Me 262 A-2a · Me 262 C-1a · Me 262 C-2b
USA  ▀F-84F · CL-13A Mk 5 · CL-13B Mk.6 · ▀F-86K · F-104G · F-4F Early
USSR  ▀MiG-15bis · ▀MiG-19S · ▀MiG-21MF · ▀IL-28
Britain  Sea Hawk Mk.100
Italy  ▀G.91 R/3 · ▀G.91 R/4