Aeritalia F-104S

Aeritalia F-104S

Starfighter is an Interceptor aircraft. It was a licensed production Italian version of the Lockheed F-104 Starfighter which served in the Italian Air Force.

Role: Interceptor aircraft
Manufacturer : Aeritalia
Designed by : Lockheed
First flight : 22 December 1966
Introduced : 1969
Retired : 2004
Primary users : Italian Air Force, Turkish Air Force
Number built : 246
Developed from : F-104 Starfighter

Aeritalia F-104S Specifications

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 16.7 m (54 ft 9 in)
  • Wingspan: 6.68 m (21 ft 11 in)
  • Height: 4.11 m (13 ft 6 in)
  • Wing area: 18.2 m² (196 ft²)
  • Empty weight: 6,760 kg (14,900 lb)
  • Loaded weight: 9,840 kg (21,690 lb) (“clean” T-O weight)
  • Max takeoff weight: 14,060 kg (31,000 lb)
  • Powerplant:1 × General Electric J79-GE-19 afterburning turbojet
    • Dry thrust: 52.8 kN (11,870 lbf)
    • Thrust with afterburner: 79.6 kN (17,900 lbf)

Performance

  • Never exceed speed: Mach 2.2
  • Maximum speed: 2,330 km/h (1,450 mph, 1,259 kn, Mach 2.2) at 11,000 m (36,000 ft)
  • Cruise speed: 981 km/h (610 mph, 530 kn) at 11,000 m (36,000 ft)
  • Range: 2,920 km (1,815 mi, 1,576 nmi) (Ferry range)
  • Service ceiling: 17,680 m (58,000 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 277 m/s
  • Wing loading: 680 kg/m²
  • Thrust/weight: 0,78:1 typical
  • Climb to 10,700 m (35,000 ft): 1 min 20 sec
  • Climb to 17,100 m (56,000 ft): 2 min 40 sec
  • Ballistic zoom: > 27,400 m (90,000 ft)
  • Range (with four auxiliary tanks), interceptor: 1,250 km (777 mi)
  • Range lo-lo-lo with 7 x 340 kg (750 lb) bombs: 480 km (mi)
  • Range hi-lo-hi with 7 x 340 kg (750 lb) M117 bombs: 608 km (mi)
  • Acceleration to 12,000 m and Mach 2: 5 min
  • Max G-load: 6.5
  • Turning rate, max and continuous: 13 and 9°/sec
  • Takeoff and landing: 830 m and 760 m

Armament

  • Guns: 20 mm (0.79 in) M61A1 Vulcan cannon with 725 rounds
  • Other: External bombs (max. seven) and missiles (max. eight). Hardpoints: ventral for 900 kg (1,984 lb), lateral, fuselage: 365 kg (805 lb), underwing, internal (wet) 450 kg (992 lb), external 365 kg (805 lb), wingtips (wet) for 680 kg (1,499 lb). AIM-9s could be carried on all except central, AIM-7s on underwing, external. Bombs on all except wingtips, but it was possible to carry napalm bombs. Typical loads: two-four tanks + two/four bombs or one AIM-9 and one AIM-7 (Interdictor configuration) or eight AIM-9 and two AIM-7/Aspide (Interceptor configuration)
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