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F-104G Starfighter
WALB Screenshot F-104G
Info
Nation NATO Insignia BLUFOR
Class Ground Attack Aircraft
Cost 60 Supply
Specifications
Armor Front 0 / Side 0 / Rear 0 / Top 0
Icon WALB Strength 10
Icon WALB ECM 0%
Icon WRD Air Detection Good
Speed 750 km/h
Icon WALB Stealth Poor
Fuel Capacity 2000 L
Icon WRD T.O.T. 80 s
Icon WALB Year 1960
Icon WALB Type Marines, Airborne, Mechanized, Armored, Motorized, Support
Icon WALB Prototype No
Weapons
Gatling Cannon M61A1 Vulcan (20mm)
ASM AS.34 Kormoran (HEAT, F&F, SHIP)

The F-104G Starfighter is a ground attack aircraft available for West Germany. Before the Magna Carta DLC was released, it was an air superiority fighter with four AIM-9L SIdewinders for air-to-air combat, when Magna Carta was released however, it was changed to a Ground Attack Aircraft with four HE bombs replacing the missiles.

HistoryEdit

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 West German service, the F-104G was used both by the Luftwaffe and Marineflieger. It entered service with the Luftwaffe in 1960 and was delivered until 1973. The F-104G was used for several different roles, to include air superiority, reconnaissance, anti-ship, strike and interception roles. The F-104G in Marineflieger service was given compatibility with the Kormoran anti-ship missile for standoff anti-shipping operations.

OverviewEdit

AirLand BattleEdit

The F-104G Starfighter was initially an air superiority fighter available to West German and NATO decks. Following the release of the Magna Carta expansion, the F-104G became a ground attack platform. Its inexpensive cost and compliment of four Mk. 82 bombs makes the type a good choice for attacking lightly armored vehicles and infantry. It carries no air to air missiles, though its Vulcan cannon allows the type to defend itself against enemy aircraft, to attack helicopters, or to strafe ground targets. Its lack of ECM makes the type vulnerable to long range SAMs and AAMs, however, and a fighter escort should be considered if the F-104G is striking targets within enemy-controlled territory.

Red DragonEdit

The F-104G Starfighter in Wargame: Red Dragon is a 60-point Naval Anti-Ship aircraft available to BLUFOR decks. It carries two AS.34 Kormoran anti-ship missiles and an internal 20mm Vulcan cannon. As with AirLand Battle, the type has no ECM, leaving it vulnerable to long range SAMs and AAMs. The F-104G has Good radar, but a poor turn circle more than twice as wide as an F-4F's, making follow-up shots and self-defense difficult. The Kormoran is highly accurate and powerful, however its short range requires the F-104G to get close to its target to fire, and leaves the aircraft vulnerable to return fire. The type has no compliment of AAMs, and as with ALB, a fighter escort should be considered when employing the F-104G over hostile territory.

WeaponsEdit

AirLand BattleEdit

Weapons WAB Icon M61A1 Vulcan WAB Icon Mk 82 Snakeye
Type Gatling Cannon Bomb No Weapon
Name M61A1 Vulcan Mk.82
Caliber 20mm 227kg
Ammo x 940 x 4
Range Ground = 2100 m
Helicopters = 1400 m
Icon WALB Airplanes = 2800 m
Ground = 3500 m
Helicopters = N/A m
Icon WALB Airplanes = N/A m
Accuracy 8 4
Icon WRD Stabilizer N/A N/A
AP Power 0 0
HE Power 1 10
Icon WALB Suppression 92 600
Rate of fire 4028 r/min 42 r/min

Red DragonEdit

Weapons WRD Icon M61A1 Vulcan WRD Icon AS.34 Kormoran
Type Gatling Cannon ASM No Weapon
Name M61A1 Vulcan AS.34 Kormoran
Caliber 20mm, AoE HEAT, F&F, SHIP
Ammo x 940 x 2
Range Ground = 2100 m
Helicopters = 1400 m
Icon WALB Airplanes = 2450 m
Ground = 4200 m
Helicopters = N/A m
Icon WALB Airplanes = N/A m
Accuracy 30% 60%
Icon WRD Stabilizer 30% 60%
AP Power N/A 80
HE Power 1 4
Icon WALB Suppression 92 N/A
Rate of fire 4028 r/min 60 r/min

GalleryEdit

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