The Lockheed F-104 Starfighter is a high-performance interceptor that served the U.S. Air Force during the 1950s and 60s. Designed on feedback from U.S. pilots in Korea, the F-104’s lightweight design emphasized maneuverability in early models but was quickly adapted to include a fighter-bomber version, the F-104C. The aircraft at Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum is an F-104C fighter-bomber and one of just two aircraft in the Wings collection to have seen combat. Our F-104 flew with the 435th Tactical Fighter Squadron from Udorn Royal Thai Air Force Base during the Vietnam War.
Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum features more than 50 aircraft and space vehicles. Visit us to see the full collection.