Lockheed F-104 Starfighter

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Lockheed F-104 Starfighter (1958-2004)
Pima Air and Space Museum, Tucson, Arizona, USA
September 21, 2008

Used widely by many countries (the procurement process was marred by significant bribery efforts by Lockheed) this aircraft had a maximum speed of 1,528 mph and an operational ceiling of about 50,000 feet.  2,578 of these aircraft were built (at a cost of $1.42 million each).

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