File Description: F104 G Starfighter v1.0 for X-Plane 6.4/6.51 Developed under weapons program 303 in the early 1950's by Lockheed's famous skunkworks the F104 was referred to as "the missile with the man in it" due to its rocket like shape. It was the first jet aircraft to exceed 1000 mph in level flight and also the first jet to exceed mach 2. Over 2500 F104s were produced for the US and for export. The F104G had a J65 10,000 lb. thrust engine without afterburning and 15,800 lb with afterburning. Some remained in active service in Tiawan into the late 1990's. Rocket assisted NF104 aircraft set an altitude record for ground takeoff aircraft of 120,800 over Rogers dry lake in December 1963. Look for more century series aircraft coming soon for X-Plane.