|F-104G Starfighter||CF-104 Starfighter|
|Class||Ground Attack Aircraft|
|Variant(s)||F-104G Starfighter (Norway)|
|Armor||Front 0 / Side 0 / Rear 0 / Top 0|
|Fuel Capacity||2000 L|
|Type||Airborne, Mechanized, Armored, Motorized, Support|
|Gatling Cannon||M61A1 Vulcan (20mm)|
|Napalm Bomb||NORTHICK II (340kg)|
The Lockheed F-104 Starfighter is a single-engine, single-seat, T-Tail supersonic fighter. It was the first fighter to use the General Electric M61A1 Gatling-style Vulcan Cannon. First flown 4 March 1954 and introduced to American arsenals in 1958, the Starfighter was highly exported to NATO nations. The F-104G was manufactured under license by several nations including Canadair, Messerschmitt, Dornier, Fiat, Fokker, and SABCA. It featured a strengthened fuselage, wing structure, landing gear, increased internal fuel capacity, a larger ventral fin, and revised flaps for better maneuverability.
In Norwegian service, the F-104 Starfighter was bought from Canada. Initially purchasing F-104G's built by Canadair in 1963 as part of the Military Assistance Program, they also received another surplus eighteen CF-104's and four CF-104D's from Canada in 1974.
The Norwegian CF-104 in Wargame: Red Dragon is a light strike platform available to Norway and BLUFOR decks. It carries four Mk 77 Napalm bombs. The CF-104 Starfighter is best used for area denial operations and to burn enemy tanks and infantry out of cover. The type carries no air-to-air missiles and has poor ECM. These drawbacks are off-set by the aircraft's low cost to field. A fighter escort should be considered if the CF-104 is striking targets within enemy-controlled territory.