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  1. tifosi12

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    I'm looking for pictures of the plane inside the Fiorano race track. I believe it to be a Starfighter.

    BTW: What's the history of it?
     
  2. snj5

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    There is a recent thread on this plane in the new or old board. Would suggest a search.
    In the meantime, what I can remember is that it is a red Lockheed F-104 Starfighter given to Ferrari by the IAF, and was used in one of those car (Ferrari) races jet promotions in Italy.
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    This month's Air Forces Monthly magazine has the "swan song" of the Starfighter. The last one is painted red, number 999, with a prancing horse on the tail (for the Italian fighter ace, not really Ferrari). It is for the new Ducati 999. Great way to go out.

    The Italian Air Force really showed the Italian colors for Ferrari and Ducati throughout the Starfighter career.
     
  6. Cavallino Motors

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    What does the Starfighter and a Ferrari have in common?


    * they both need lots of fuel
    * They both may or may not start in the morning
    * They both may leave you stranded away from home

    * When they do work it is a BLAST!
     
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    another one
     
  10. TOM B

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    But can the Starfighter get into 2nd when it's cold ?


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    ROTFLMAO

    nice one Tom.

    Hey BTW see Florida for the invite to Trattoria Maranello's grand opening.
     
  12. tifosi12

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    Thanks everybody for posting the pictures and comments. Much appreciated.

    However I never trust a picture from MarkPDX, he is just too darn good with Paintshop...
    :)
     
  13. Mitch Alsup

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    F104, First plane to break the speed of sound while traveling vertically!

    Basically a great big engine, with accomodations for a pilot, fuel, wings and a tail.
     
  14. tifosi12

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    Sounds like you just described a Ferrari monoposto.
    :)
     
  15. ArtS

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    Mitch,

    I love your description of the 104. If I recall it is referred to as the "missle with a man in it". Kelly Johnson designed it, the U2, SR-71, P-38 and Constellation for Lockheed. In my opinion, his planes are the most beautiful. Aviation's equivalent to Ferrari's lines

    Art S. 7919
     
  16. wazza

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    Fyi.

    US pilots christened it the "Widowmaker".

    But it didn't stop them wanting to fly it.!
     
  17. TOM B

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    I'd love to attend. Especiallly with 6" of snow on the ground and a 12" more on the way ! I have got to move someplace warm !


    Tom
     
  18. Cavallino Motors

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    Ops,
    I thought you were the Miami Tom.

    Okay okay I could have looked a little closer and see location New York but hey...

    ...you can still come. :)
    Got cold here too over night. High today 68 after a hot 85 yesterday.

    You said what? snow? :)
     
  19. TOM B

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    You're killing me . 68 . Cold ? I'd trade for that in a heartbeat with what's going on here now . Possible 2 feet + by tonight. I wonder if I can fit snow tracks on the Mondial ? :)
    Enjoy the Grand Opening !

    Tom
     
  20. Dr C

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    On Mark's profile shot of the 104, I couldn't help but notice the skid marks leading up to the plane. Must have been one hell of a landing!
     

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