183-1018-1020

F-104A (pre-production, 1-seater, model number 183) - photos on this website

c/n 1018 till 1020 (Lockheed, USA)

 

1018/56-730

56-730 Sadly almost no photos are known from Starfighter 56-730. This photo was copied from the very bad quality accident report regarding the accident on the 12th of August 1957. You see a crane lifting the aircraft from the runway. If anyone can share good photos of this Starfighter during its JF-104A period please contact us!!! (Photo: USAF)
56-730_QF This photo was taken at Eglin Air Force Base on the 3205th Drone Squadron drone flightline. On top of the fuselage, behind the cockpit a small antenna can be seen, which is the main antenna of the remote-control system. (Photo : unknown source)

 

1019/56-731

56-731 newspaper The F-104A 56-731 had a very short life since it was lost on its delivery flight to the US Air Force. On November 6th, 1956 it rolled out of the factory, ready for testflying. On January 30th, 1957 it was accepted by the USAF.
Sadly no photos are known of this Starfighter. There have been seen photos of an F-104A 56-731 "FG-731" taken at Mojave Apt but this was NOT the real 56-731!!  Here a newspaper article with information about the accident.
56-731 newspaper The F-104A 56-731 had a very short life since it was lost on its delivery flight to the US Air Force. On November 6th, 1956 it rolled out of the factory, ready for testflying. On January 30th, 1957 it was accepted by the USAF.
Sadly no photos are known of this Starfighter. There have been seen photos of an F-104A 56-731 "FG-731" taken at Mojave Apt but this was NOT the real 56-731!!  Here a newspaper article with information about the accident.

 

1020/56-732

56-732_oct72 F-104A 56-732 seen here at Chanute AFB just after retirement, in October 1972. It stayed there to become a preserved aircraft. Lateron it went to Mojave Apt Museum?
56-732_museum 56-732 seen here inside the museum at Mohave AFB, preserved outside.
56-732 56-732 seen here inside the museum at Rantoul MAP Illinouis.