S u m m a r y
||The Aircraft of
the Modern German Army Series No 1 - Lockheed F-104 Starfighter Part 1:
The F-104G with the Fighter-Bomber Units
by Gerhard Lang
|Media and Contents:
||Soft cover; 64 pages plus covers
available from specialist book and hobby shops, or
online from AirDOC
||Good coverage of
Luftwaffe Starfighter JABO units.
||Highly Recommended as a great
reference for those interested in the Starfighter, particularly in
Reviewed by Ken Bowes
HyperScale is proudly supported by Squadron
new book on F-104G fighter-bombers is the first of new series from
German publisher Air Documentaries (AirDOC).
The Starfighter was probably one of the most important aircraft types
to see Luftwaffe service, holding the line against the Soviet threat
from 1961 to 1991. Whilst initially suffering from a poor reputation due
to its high accident, eventually the Starfighter matured into a fighter,
strike, reconnaissance and maritime strike aircraft for both the Bundes
Luftwaffe and Marine.
Part One of Lang’s history of Luftwaffe Starfighters is devoted to
the Luftwaffe fighter-bomber units that were equipped with the type.
Lang addresses his subject by providing a short history of the F-104 and
the collaborative production arrangements which led to F-104s being
built for a number of NATO countries including Holland, Belgian and
Italy along with Germany. A chapter is then devoted sequentially to
JaboGs 31, 32, 33, 34 and 36. Each chapter contains numerous photos of
those units F-104s, along with profiles and clear captions which give
all the details a modeller could wish for.
In summary, this is very nice package and I look forward to reading
Part 2. Modellers and historians alike will find it an extremely useful
addition to the library.
Thanks to AirDOC Publications for the review sample
AirDOC Publications may be viewed and purchased online from their
Review Copyright © 2007 by Ken Bowes
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