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JC Wings 1:72 Military Series JCW-72-F104-004
Lockheed F-104C Starfighter Diecast Model
USAF 479th TFW, #56-0891 Really George, George Laven Jr., George AFB, CA, 1963

Limited Edition
500
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1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Lockheed F-104C Starfighter   9.25"   3.75"

Tactical Air Command accepted its first F-104C at the annual fighter weapons meet at Nellis AFB, Nevada, on 15 October 1958. This aircraft was named "Really George" because its home base would be the 479th TFW at George AFB, California. Secondly it would be the plane flown by Wing Commander Col. George Laven Jr. who was a WWII P-38 ace with 5 victories. The paint schemes on some of the planes from this era were quite elaborate, with "Really George" being one of them,

Lockheed F-104C Starfighter

Designed to meet a need for an aircraft that could successfully compete against the MiG-15 in Korea, the F-104 Starfighter was first flown on February 20, 1958. American pilots believed that the F-86 Sabre was too large and complex to outmaneuver the lighter MiG, and they wanted a smaller, simpler, high-performance aircraft to replace it. The resulting design was a light, aerodynamic airframe wrapped around a powerful J79 turbojet engine. The F-104C was used by the USAF from 1958 until 1967, but most of the 2,578 production Starfighters were built and flown by members of NATO, including the Italian Air Force, which didn't retire it until 2004.

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JC's 1:72 scale F-104 Starfighter is constructed with an intelligent mix of diecast metal and plastic, with plastic used only in areas requiring the finest detail, such as the engine intakes and exhaust. Other details, such as small antennas and air data sensors, are constructed of metal - something not generally seen in similar models of this scale. The subtle panel lines that are typical of all Witty models can be seen on the fuselage, solid metal wings and empennage, and the clear plastic canopy reveals cockpit details, detailed pilot figure and an ejection seat.

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JC Wings 1:72 Military Series

The JC Wings "1:72 Military" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft in 1:72 scale.

JC Wings 1:72 Military diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear with rotating wheels.
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.
  • Selected moving parts such as canopies, control surfaces and swing-wings.
  • Detailed, hand-painted pilot and crew member figures.

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