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Canadair CL-201 Starfighter (56-0755) - What a beautiful speciman on 02-05-23. March Air Reserve Base Museum.
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Canadair CL-201 Starfighter (56-0755)


What a beautiful speciman on 02-05-23. March Air Reserve Base Museum.


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John Winters
I miss working on the F104, loved the howl.
frank theriault
When I was a kid I lived less than a mile from Canadair in Montreal. These guys flew over my house. I'll remember the sound to this day. Love the Starfighter!
Phil Caron
Sad to see the canopy going downhill on such a beautiful bird.
Grant MacGregor
Death trap !
I'd still fly it.
Larry Stock
Note to Frank Theiault below...I too lived near Canadair in St. Laurent, the shriek from these CF-104's was awesome. I also remember an unintentional sound barrier break that broke windows in the area. Good times...long ago...
Where is this? It looks like Pima Air and Space Museum in Tucson.
Carl Hahn
Looks like March Field Air Museum - An awesome museum, by the way.
Mark Bullock
The wings are there because they needed someplace to hang the tip tanks.
Fred B Rillo
Wings? Wings? We dont need no steeenking wings..
Id Rocketeer
From what I can find on the Internet this is a Lockheed, not Canadair, built F-104A on display at March. 33.883194,-117.266038
Bill Butler
Missile with a man in it.
Guy Charlebois
Every Wednesday I was with the Air Cadet, squadron 621 CANADAIR, and we had a barrack right beside the mecanic shop where Canadair made the maintenance, we always visit to see what plane was there.
David Hasse
Not often an F-104 and an F-105 are parked that close to each other. They both take a heck of a lot of runway though.
Raymond Powers
Love that aircraft. Was in service somewhere in the world for over 40 years and made many records, from highest altitude by a single engine jet, first fighter to launch a nuclear capable missile at mach 2 and ya, the Germans lost quite a few, but they just didn't remember what an F16 jockey once told me about the 104, that she owned: "You gotta fly FAST...all the time!
James Banas
As a kid growing up near Youngstown, OH airport (dual use - airlines and active Air Force with F-102's they would have open houses and often had a 104 come in for display. Thought I wanted to fly that as I wanted to be an AF pilot. Even got to touch the leading edge which was not razor sharp but pretty darned sharp. Eventually got to Undergraduate Pilot Training (UPT) and got my wings in July of 1971. Wasn't good enough to get a fighter but wound up flying C-130's in Alaska including the C-130 D ski birds we used in Greenland to supply two DEW Line sites out on the Greenland Icecap. 42 ski landings in my log book. Retired in 1990. Nice pic of the 104.
William Owens
Yes yes yes !
John GiambonePhoto Uploader
Yes, this is at the March Air Reserve Base Museum.
Ken Hudson
Not a Canadair model(cF-104). Canadair had heated intakes and this picture does not. Looks to be a 104A
William Barker
Wow, does that bring back memories. As an apprentice, long, long, ago, I worked on the conversions of the three 104s sent to NASA. That was at the old Lockheed facility in Burbank, CA.
John GiambonePhoto Uploader
William Barker, there is a NASA 104 hanging up in the gallery at the Museum of Flight at Boeing Field in Seattle. I have a couple of pictures posted on this data base.
a mentor
@William Barker: There are those of us that remember the Skunk Works :-)
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