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Nov 04, 2016 Category: aircraft exhibits

F-104 Starfighter

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.

Want the secrets and untold stories behind our aircraft? Watch our “Behind the Wings” Video Series for information that you won’t find anywhere else.

This aircraft has an audio tour associated with it! Inquire at the museum’s front desk during your next visit.