1:72 F-104 Starfighter 'Red Baron' by Hasegawa

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This is a F-104 Starfighter 'Red Baron' Plastic Model Kit by Hasagawa®. This model is molded from a high quality plastic with attention to detail and accuracy. With a total of 77 parts this plastic model kit is recommended for ages 10 and older. Something that makes this model stand out, is the added attention to the cockpit and landing gear. The kit comes with waterslide decals and an illustrated assembly guide that features instructions on how to apply markings and paint (not included), so you can complete this F-104 Starfighter to look like the one and only F-104RB or 'Red Baron'.

Requires:F-104 Starfighter - Red Baron

  • Plastic Cement (tes)
  • Hobby Knife (x-acto)
  • Recommended Paint Colors: (Red, Silver, Steel, Flat Black, Clear Red, Flat Base, Clear Orange, Clear Blue, Burnt Iron, Khaki Green, Tire Black, Gray)

Specs:   

  • Scale:     1:72
  • Length:    9-7/8" (251mm)
  • Wingspan:  4"     (102mm)
  • Pieces:    77

History:

This was a civilian Starfighter built from spare and "borrowed" parts by Daryl Greenamyer. It took him 12 years to build this plane. Upon completion it was well worth his efforts. He had set his sights on the low altitude speed record. He had worked long and hard on his plane which he decides to name "Red Baron". To give him a chance to beat the record, a significant engine alteration was made. The standard J79-19 engine was replaced with the J79-17/1 turbojet, giving it an additional 2,000 pounds of thrust.

Daryl Greenamyer was finally ready in October of 1977. His goal to break the previous record had been previously set five years earlier. In an approximately 20 minute flight in the same location, a dry lake bed named Mud Lake, near Tonapah, Nevada, he made five passes and broke the previous record by going 988.26 mph (1,590.41 km/h) and hardly rising higher than one hundred feet. This was a substantial achievment and still holds over 30 years later!

Research Source:

Wikipedia @ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_F-104_Starfighter_operators



 


  • Model: has00856
  • Shipping Weight: 0.40625lbs
  • 1 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Hasewaga



 




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