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Lockheed F-104G Starfighter

4,189 ZWLenning  9 months ago

known among other things as 'the widowmaker' and 'the missile with a man in it', the F-104 was an american fighter-bomber designed in the 1950s, capable of reaching Mach 2. It is, unfortunately, perhaps best known for being extremely hard to fly, which was illustrated in the German Luftwaffe, where there was a 50% mortality rate among pilots.

As is now becoming an expected feature from me, I have provided 3 historical/semihistorical loadouts in addition to the m61 cannon for those people who like realism:
---1--- air superiority -- which consists of
-5x fire-and-forget AAM
-2x drop tank
---2--- bomber -- which consists of
-7x 500lb dumb bomb
-2x fire-and-forget AAM
---3--- Close Air Support -- which consists of
-2x fire-and-forget AAM
-2x AGM
-4x rocket pods
(Please note loadout ---3--- is semihistorical; though this is a loadout used, it may not be 100% accurate to the true loadout it is based on)
this is not all of the payload configurations used or possible, so go wild!

Controls:
AG1 = parachute
AG2 = arm cannon
AG3 = arm missiles, bombs and rockets
AG4 = landing lights
AG5 = navigation lights
AG6 = detach drop tanks/wingtip ordnance
AG7 = drop wing and fuselage ordnance
AG8 + VTOL up = landing gear doors
AG8 + VTOL down = flaps and parachute expose

and my favourite feature of this aircraft?
IT ACTUALLY HAS AN ALL MOVING TAIL!!!!!

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General Characteristics

  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 71.1ft (21.7m)
  • Length 70.9ft (21.6m)
  • Height 15.8ft (4.8m)
  • Empty Weight 30,041lbs (13,626kg)
  • Loaded Weight 48,639lbs (22,062kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 2.217
  • Wing Loading 35.1lbs/ft2 (171.2kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 1,387.2ft2 (128.9m2)
  • Drag Points 7070

Parts

  • Number of Parts 432
  • Control Surfaces 2
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    2,901 RaendyLeBeau

    beauty masterpiece - awesome! thnx

    +1 9 months ago
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    10.4k Trijetz

    @Zoowarp yeah, it happened to be one of the best wing designs for super high speeds, which is why the F-104 broke so many records.

    +1 9 months ago
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    4,189 ZWLenning

    @Trijets and the wings look like someone has chopped the ends off them xD

    9 months ago
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    10.4k Trijetz

    @Zoowarp hah true, it is just a sausage with wings and goes super fast

    +1 9 months ago
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    4,189 ZWLenning

    @Trijets I mean I just picked it because it was shiny and looked easier than one of the other planes I was trying to make xD

    9 months ago
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    BWAHAHAHA!

    +1 9 months ago
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    10.4k Trijetz

    Everyone is going to make a starfighter now because of the new war thunder update

    9 months ago
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    4,189 ZWLenning

    @SnoWFLakE0s tried that...?

    9 months ago
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    4,189 ZWLenning

    @xXMrCoolDudeXx tbf it doesn't look like it should fly

    9 months ago
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    @Zoowarp my bad I wasn't thinking about speed and it it was real

    9 months ago
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    24.5k Mustang51

    @SnoWFLakE0s oh I just realised the problem... I use iOS! Sadly I’ll have to stick to the G meters hahaha

    9 months ago
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    24.5k Mustang51

    @SnoWFLakE0s I think I didn’t explain my problem well but I’m not too good at these things anyway. I can click the settings title five times to enable dev console but I don’t really know how to interact with it any further. It’s probably different for PC than for mobile. Do you know how to open something to input that command for mobile because I can’t seem to find that info anywhere

    9 months ago
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    38.9k SnoWFLakE0s

    @Mustang51 @Zoowarp
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    Open the console, copy and paste the aforementioned text.

    9 months ago
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    4,189 ZWLenning

    @Mustang51 aha same

    9 months ago
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    24.5k Mustang51

    @SnoWFLakE0s I think I understand what you mean now. Do you know how to add that on mobile? I can open console commands but I don’t know how to put that specific command in

    9 months ago
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    4,189 ZWLenning

    @Mustang51 I think it displays g at that time, but i cant get it to work

    9 months ago
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    4,189 ZWLenning

    @SnoWFLakE0s I cant find it? i just get expressionsDebug as inva;lid

    9 months ago
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    24.5k Mustang51

    @SnoWFLakE0s does that just limit the g load the aircraft is able to take? Like what can be done with a fly-by-wire system

    9 months ago
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    38.9k SnoWFLakE0s

    @Mustang51 @Mustang51
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    Just a thing to add- no need for G-meters: the console command DebugExpression VerticalG gives exactly what you need with incredible accuracy.

    9 months ago
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    4,189 ZWLenning

    @Mustang51 tahkns

    9 months ago
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    24.5k Mustang51

    @Zoowarp no problem! I’ll tag you in it

    9 months ago
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    4,189 ZWLenning

    @Mustang51 um yeh I can't find an accurate g meter can you post one unlisted for me please??? Sorry 😂

    9 months ago
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    4,189 ZWLenning

    @Warhammer55 AHHAHAHAHAHAHA

    sorry xD

    Oh and also quick little trick of mine: make it shiny and people love it, hence why I'm doing a Cuban mig 15 and an Indian mig 21 (oops leaks xD)

    9 months ago
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    4,189 ZWLenning

    @xXMrCoolDudeXx um it was a real plane so it did fly, probably because it was very fast.
    However it had a hilariously high landing speed because of the short wings

    9 months ago
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    8,366 GreatKhan

    Dang dude sweet, gotta one up me like that lol.

    +1 9 months ago
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