1/48 Hasegawa F-104G

Gallery Article by Ahmet Cagri Acikgoz on Oct 29 2003

  Republic Day in Turkey 

 

There were so many Turkish F-104G color schemes during the more than 30 years of Starighter operations in Turkey that I simply can't seem to be able to stop adding them to my collection. The very first F-104G's to be delivered to Turkey during the early sixties were straight from the Lockheed production line, and were natural metal. The natural metal appearance and the pre-1973 square Turkish insignia make these aircraft very attractive in my opinion, and I recently built a Hasegawa F-104G to depict one of them.

 

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I built the Hasegawa kit out of the box, and used decals from my spares box. The model depicts an aircraft of the 141.Filo serving in 4th Main Jet Base in Akinci (then Murted) near Ankara during the early 1960s.

Enjoy the photos.

Ahmet Cagri Acikgoz

      

Photos and text by Ahmet Cagri Acikgoz