Lockheed F-104 Starfighter
Imprint: Pen and Sword Aviation
256 Pages, 6.5 x 9.5 in, 200 color illustrations
- September 2019
- In Stock
Firsthand insights gathered from pilots who have flown the Starfighter in a variety of international contexts make for a rich and diverse narrative, interspersed throughout with a good selection of black and white and color illustrations that really bring the story to life.
Over the course of an eventful history, the Starfighter has been caught up in an extensive variety of conflicts across the world. This book not only acquaints us with the landmark milestones of a widely utilized aircraft type, it also illuminates our understanding of the dynamic history of aviation in the second half of the twentieth century.
"...a great summary of the F–104 Starfighter, its aviation records, and pilot achievements." ~Air Power History
"This is one neat book and highly recommended." ~AMPS Indianapolis
"From prototypes to front lines, first-person accounts are inserted within the more technical aspects of the text." ~Historical Miniatures Gaming Society
"The photos, history and pilot's stories make this a most enjoyable book to read and look through. I can recommend it to anyone with an interest in the F-104 or Cold War aviation, you will not be disappointed!" ~IPMS/USA
"It is a book that is highly readable and the anecdotes add to the interest of the title." ~ModelingMadness.Com