Lockheed in 1975

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Companies in 1975




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THK3 Glider

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Vought A-7D

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Aeritalia G-91Y

B-1 Strategic Bomb.

Northrop YF-17

F-86 Sabre




13. F-104 STARFIGHTER Multimission Jet Fighter

Seven nations Belgium, Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands. and the U.S. - have delivered more than 2300 F-104 Starfighters to 14 free world air forces in the largest integrated weapon system development and production program in international history. The latest version, F-104S - being built in Italy - has a higher thrust engine. An all weather interceptor configuration, it carries both Sidewinder and Sparrow air to air missiles. The fighter bomber configuration carries up to 6200 pounds of conventional bombs. Starfighfers made two tours of duty in Vietnam. The F-104S has a General Electric J79-19 turbojet engine providing 17,900 lbs. of thrust, 2100 lbs. more than the F-104G engine. Maximum speed over 1500 m.p.h. Ceiling above 70,000 ft. Rocket powered aerospace trainer versions with space type reaction controls have flown to altitudes of more than 22 miles. A new generation fighter derivative of the F-104, called the CL-1200 Lancer, has been offered to allies of the United States.

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All information on this page is from a Lockheed Aircraft Corporation brochure of 1975.