Ferrari of the sky ---

Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by tonyh, Aug 12, 2005.

  1. tonyh

    tonyh F1 World Champ
    Lifetime Rossa Owner

    Dec 23, 2002
    S W London
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    Tony H
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  3. 285ferrari

    285ferrari F1 World Champ

    Sep 11, 2004
    Southern Md
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    They look very old?

    WILLIAM H Three Time F1 World Champ

    Nov 1, 2003
    Victory Circle
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    They look very BAD AZZ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Schwing !!!!!!!

    That was the front line NATO & USAF fighter in the late 50s designed by the same man who did the SR-71. I think its good for Mach 2 :)
  5. bwassam

    bwassam Formula Junior

    Jan 3, 2005
    North Bend, Oregon
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    Robert Wassam
    F-104's are neat airplanes. The leading edge of the wing is sharp enough to cut you. They are a little unforgiving to fly though.

    Bob Wassam
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  7. dmcgill

    dmcgill Formula 3

    Apr 16, 2004
    Las Vegas, NV
    I agree, like late '70's early 80's models?
  8. Vlad328

    Vlad328 Formula Junior

    Mar 16, 2004
    New Orleans, LA
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    Vladimir Zuzukin
    Not unlike the design and driveability of some Ferraris.
  9. f1_nix

    f1_nix Formula 3
    Rossa Subscribed Owner

    Aug 12, 2005
    Ft. Worth, TX
    The F-104 was designed solely as an interceptor. It is very fast, holding several speed records until the SR-71/YF-12A came along. Early in it's life it had a reputation for killing pilots in low altitude incidents (engine failure on take-off or landing) since the pilot ejects down instead of up due to the T-tail. If they were too close to the ground the ejection seat would power the pilot straight into the ground. Its nickname was "missle with a man in it". Always thought it would be a fun plane to have as personal transport. Not practical but fun.

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