Italeri 1/32 F-104G of JaboG 31 German AF from 1961

By René Dannies

It was September 1961 on the Luke AFB. Delivery of the Lockheed F-104G to the German JaboG 31.

The World War II flying ace and current Commodore from the Fighter Wing Gerhard Barkhorn accepts personally the machine. Even Pin Up Girls were there.

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The model is in scale 1/32 from Italeri. The surface of this model is covered with aluminum foil.

The early F-104G had to go through some modifications:

  1. Narrower main wheels
  2. smaller main landing gear cylinders
  3. Various changes in the cockpit area
  4. other slots under the fuselage

Here are some photos of the construction phase:

© René Dannies 2016

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This article was published on Friday, August 26 2016; Last modified on Friday, August 26 2016