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The F-104A Starfighter and F-104B Starfighter Jet Fighters had the same performance specifications, but much different physical specs.

El Starfighter F-104A y 104B F-Combatientes Starfighter Jet tena las especificaciones del mismo rendimiento, pero las especificaciones fsicas muy diferentes

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    Specifications of the F-104B:

Engine: One General Electric J79-GE-3A/3B turbojet, 9600 lb.s.t. dry and 14,800 lb.s.t with afterburning.  Performance:  Maximum speed 1145 mph at 65,000 feet.  Stalling seep 198 mph.  Initial climb rate 64,500 feet per minute.  Service ceiling 64,795 feet.  Normal range 460 miles.  Maximum range with two wingtip drop tanks 1225 miles.  Fuel:  Internal fuel capacity was 752 US gallons, and maximum fuel capacity with two wingtip tanks and two underwing tanks was 1482 US Gallons.  Dimentions:  Wingspan 21 feet 9 inches, length 54 feet 8 inches, height 13 feet 5 inches, wing area 196 sq feet. Weights:  13,727 lbs empty, 17,812 lbs combat, 24,912 lbs maximum takeoff.   Armament:  Armament consisted of a pair of wingtip mounted AIM-9B Sidewinder infrared homing air-to-air missiles.  In an emergency, the rear seat could be removed and the 20 mm M61A1 cannon of the single seat version could be fitted.

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Historical Study Notes for the F-104 Starfighter

The F-104C was developed as a tactical fighter for the Tactical Air Command of the USAF.

A multi-role fighter-bomber with nuclear capability, the F-104 was the follow-on to  the hugely successful F-86 and had capabilities far beyond anything seen to that  time.

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