Starfighter Art
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This section contains paintings and drawings from around the world


Many thanks to all the artists contributing to this section

 

visit Lou Drendel's website "Aviation Art" for his huge collection of aircraft paintings

with PAF F-104 combat paintings

visit Ugo Crisponi's website "Aviation Graphics" for his collection of F-104 graphics

 
Luftwaffe F-104G DF+116 JaboG 36 Lou Drendel 1968
 
Lockheed TF-104G with Jacqueline Cochran Lou Drendel
"Jacqueline Cochran" learned to fly in 1928 at the age of 22. She was the first woman to win the Bendix Transcontinental Race (1938) and established speed and altitude records for women. She was the director of the Women's Air Force Service Pilots (WASPS) during World War II, and became the first woman to fly a bomber across the Atlantic. She was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal in 1945, and was commissioned a Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force Reserve. She became the first woman to break the sound barrier in this Lockheed F-104B Starfighter.
 
CF-104D CEPE RCAF unknown
 
CF-104 "703" RCAF Magee 2015
 
F-104A 56-802 landing at Sargodha Gp Capt M A Hussaini 1968
 
F-104A 56-877 GNAT surrender Gp Capt S M A Hussaini 1968
 
F-104A 56-868 first encounter Gp Capt S M A Hussaini 1968
 
F-104B Reconnaissance at Mach 1 Gp Capt S M A Hussaini 1968
 
F-104A 56-874 night intruder Gp Capt S M A Hussaini 1968
 
F-104A 56-874 Utterlai strike Gp Capt S M A Hussaini 1968
 
F-104A FG-772 AFFTC USAF unknown
 
"F-104X" NF-104 "NF-760" Lou Drendel
The USAF Aerospace Research Pilots School is at Edwards, and during the 1960s and 1970s one of the aircraft which came to symbolize the extreme nature of the curriculum was the Lockheed NF-104 Starfighter. This version of the "Missile With A Man In It" featured a 6,000 lb thrust Rocketdyne AR-2 auxiliary rocket engine in the tail, which enabled the NF-104 to reach altitudes in excess of 100,000 feet. At those altitudes, conventional aerodynamic controls are ineffective. In order to provide pitch, yaw, and roll control, reaction thrusters were installed in the nose, wings, and tail. An NF-104A, piloted by Major R.W. Smith, USAF, set an unofficial altitude record of 118,600 feet in November 1963. In this painting the Society of Experimental Test Pilots (SETP) logo is laid over the sands of Edwards AFB.
 
"Gunfighters of the New West" by Heinz Krebs
 
F-104DJ "016" JASDF Ugo Crisponi
 
Luftwaffe F-104G 25+27 unknown
 
F-104A USAF 4 ship unknown
 
YF-104A "FG-933" zooming unknown
 
USAF YF-104A gun fire unknown
 
Luftwaffe pilots unknown
 
NF-104 Space trainer unknown
 
Drawing from a USAF magazine unknown 1981
 
F-104 "Star Fighter" Woodi Ishmael
 
Luftwaffe F-104G DA+211 Arlart 1966
 
F-104C PRANG with SEA nose art "Pussycat" unknown
 
Les Slivers Jean-Luc Beghin
 
 
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