RCAF Canadair CF-104 Starfighter
First Albuquerque Visit: 1957
The Canadair CF-104 “Starfighter” is a modified version of the Lockheed F-104 Starfighter supersonic fighter aircraft built in Canada by Canadair under license with Lockheed. It was primarily used as a ground attack aircraft, despite being designed as an interceptor. It served with the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) and later the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) until it was replaced by the McDonnell Douglas CF-18 Hornet.
The CF-104 was given the same weapons evaluation trials as its American cousin the F-104 in 1957. The plane shown below at Kirtland Air Force Base from Canadair had tail number 12107.
A CF-104 on display in Canada’s National Aviation Museum in Ottawa.
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