German Starfighters : The Story in Colour: Training and Service

German Starfighters : The Story in Colour: Training and Service

Regular price £15.99

Klaus Kropf

Series:

Category: Military & War Non-fiction

Format: Paperback / softback

Publication date: 6/28/23

Publisher: Key Publishing Ltd

ISBN 13: 9780198810506

Total Pages: 96 pages, Over 220, colour

Weight: 282

Dimensions: 168 x 242 x 9

The F-104 Starfighter was one of the most fascinating aircraft of the Cold War era in Europe. Several European air forces operated the aircraft, with Germany alone having 916 Starfighters in its inventory. The General Electric J-79 engine howl was unique and filled the European skies for many years. This book covers Starfighter pilot training in the US, weapons training in Italy and Portugal, NATO competitions, technical specifications and the controversial accident issues in the 1960s. With over 220 images, many unpublished outside Germany, this book, the second volume of two covering the Starfighter in German service, provides a dynamic look at this versatile multi-purpose aircraft in service with the Luftwaffe and Naval Air Wings.