Very Cool STARFIGHTER Friction Toy plane made by ASC (Aoshin Shoten - Japan) circa 1960's. In very good working condition....some very faint surface rust only...hardly worth mentioning..... and easily removed. The Starfighter measures 14 3/4" in length with an 8" wing span......makes a great jet engine whine when set loose! Rather Rare item.....we can find just one other one for sale online ....with box it is priced at around US$500. The Lockheed F-104 Starfighter is a single-engine, supersonic interceptor aircraft which later became widely used as an attack aircraft. It was originally developed by Lockheed for the United States Air Force (USAF), but became widely used by US Allies around the world, and produced by several other NATO nations. One of the Century Series of fighter aircraft, it was operated by the air forces of more than a dozen nations from 1958 to 2004. Its design team was led by Kelly Johnson, who contributed to the development of the Lockheed P-38 Lightning, Lockheed U-2, Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird and other Lockheed aircraft.
The F-104 set numerous world records, including both airspeed and altitude records
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