Luftwaffe F-104G Starfighter, Ultimate Soldier XD, 21st Century Toys, 1:18 Scale Fighter Jet W/Pilot Figure. New in Box.

Luftwaffe F-104G Starfighter, Ultimate Soldier XD, 21st Century Toys, 1:18 Scale Fighter Jet W/Pilot Figure. New in Box.

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Luftwaffe F-104G Starfighter, Ultimate Soldier XD, 21st Century Toys, 1:18 Scale Fighter Jet W/Pilot Figure. New in Box.

On May, 22 1991, after nearly 30 years in service with West Germany, the F-104 Starfighter made its last flight before retirement. The Luftwaffe was the largest single operator of the Lockheed F-104 with nearly 35% of the total worldwide production in West German service. 915 F-104F two-place trainers and F-104G fighter-bombers were built, with most going to the Luftwaffe, but 151 were assigned to the West German Navy.

The Starfighter had an undesirable reputation for high accident rates. 270 German F-104s were lost in accidents, resulting in the deaths of at least 110 pilots. This was not unusual, and can be attributed the nature of the mission: high-speed, low-altitude flight, in the poor weather conditions of Europe. The German press, however, gave it the name Witwenmacher (“Widow-maker”).