F-104G (China)

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RANK 6 USA
"APACHE" | AH-64A Peten
␗F-104G Starfighter
f-104g_china.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
10.0/10.0/10.0BR
1 personCrew
24.0 tTake-off weight
13.17 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
16 000 mCeiling
General Electric J79-GE-11Engine
JetType
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
1527 km/hStructural
546 km/hGear
Offensive armament
20 mm M61A1 cannonWeapon 1
750 roundsAmmunition
6 000 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
14 x 70 mm Hydra-70 M247 rocketSetup 1
2 x AGM-12B Bullpup rocketsSetup 2
4 x AIM-9B Sidewinder air-to-air missilesSetup 3
4 x AIM-9J Sidewinder air-to-air missilesSetup 4
2 x AIM-9B Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
14 x 70 mm Hydra-70 M247 rocket
Setup 5
2 x AIM-9J Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
14 x 70 mm Hydra-70 M247 rocket
Setup 6
2 x AIM-9B Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
2 x AGM-12B Bullpup rockets
Setup 7
2 x AIM-9J Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
2 x AGM-12B Bullpup rockets
Setup 8
3 x 500 lb LDGP Mk 82 bombSetup 9
3 x 750 lb M117 cone 45 bombSetup 10
3 x 1000 lb LDGP Mk 83 bombSetup 11
2 x AIM-9B Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
1 x 500 lb LDGP Mk 82 bomb
Setup 12
2 x AIM-9B Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
1 x 750 lb M117 cone 45 bomb
Setup 13
2 x AIM-9B Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
1 x 1000 lb LDGP Mk 83 bomb
Setup 14
2 x AIM-9J Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
1 x 500 lb LDGP Mk 82 bomb
Setup 15
2 x AIM-9J Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
1 x 750 lb M117 cone 45 bomb
Setup 16
2 x AIM-9J Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
1 x 1000 lb LDGP Mk 83 bomb
Setup 17
Economy
390 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
1 020 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png17 020 / 24 985/4 240 / 6 224/1 680 / 2 466Repair
290 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
1 020 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
2 800 Ge icon.pngAces
232 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
530 % Sl icon.png250 % Sl icon.png140 % Sl icon.png

Description

GarageImage F-104G (China).jpg


The ␗F-104G Starfighter is a rank VI Chinese jet fighter with a battle rating of 10.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Starfighters".

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 ___ ___ 16 000 __._ __._ __._ __._ 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 (China) is armed with:

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

Suspended armament

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

  • Without load
  • 14 x Hydra-70 M247 rockets
  • 2 x AGM-12B Bullpup missiles
  • 4 x AIM-9B Sidewinder missiles
  • 4 x AIM-9J Sidewinder missiles
  • 2 x AIM-9B Sidewinder missiles + 14 x Hydra-70 M247 rockets
  • 2 x AIM-9J Sidewinder missiles + 14 x Hydra-70 M247 rockets
  • 2 x AGM-12B Bullpup missiles + 2 x AIM-9B Sidewinder missiles
  • 2 x AGM-12B Bullpup missiles + 2 x AIM-9J Sidewinder missiles
  • 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 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 500 lb LDGP Mk 82 bomb + 2 x AIM-9J Sidewinder missiles (500 lb total)
  • 1 x 750 lb M117 cone 45 bomb + 2 x AIM-9J Sidewinder missiles (750 lb total)
  • 1 x 1,000 lb LDGP Mk 83 bomb + 2 x AIM-9J 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
II
III
IV

Pros and cons

Summarise and briefly evaluate the vehicle in terms of its characteristics and combat effectiveness. Mark its pros and cons in the bulleted list. Try not to use more than 6 points for each of the characteristics. Avoid using categorical definitions such as "bad", "good" and the like - use substitutions with softer forms such as "inadequate" and "effective".

Pros:

Cons:

History

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Media

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See also

Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:

  • 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.


China jet aircraft
Fighters  J-2 · J-4 · Shenyang F-5 · J-6A · J-7II
Bombers  H-5
American  ␗F-84G-21-RE · ␗F-86F-30 · ␗F-86F-40 · ␗F-100A · ␗F-104A · ␗F-104G
Soviet  ␗MiG-9 · ␗MiG-9 (l)