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Just a little question about the F-104

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I was just noticing as I re install WOV for about the 3rd time in the last six years as my computer took a crash, as I was re-adding the F-104C and D, that it only has 2 missile stations. I did some research, and It looks like this is accurate. Well, I noticed that the original SFP1 F-104G has the 2 belly stations, but everywhere I look I dont see any F-104 having the double belly stations until the F-104S. Does anyone kn ow for sure which model was the first with the centerline AIM-9 stations?

 

Thanks

 

Kelly

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They have always had the ability however wasn't used often because of the missile seeker heads would get beat up on take off.

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the G Zipper had provisions for fuselage pylons though not all users (esp the Luftwaffe) used them

 

 

 

 

The F 104 G equiped Leeuwarden interceptor squadrons of the KLu used them very often. In fact the standard QRA configuration was 2 tiptanks and the fuselage mounted double AIM9-J.(though indeed the position is exposed to FOD damage just behind the nose wheel:blink: )

 

The tactical squadrons used the centerline station for the practice bomb / rocket launcher and the recce squadron mounted the Orpheus pod on the centerline.

 

Hou doe,:grin:

 

Derk

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