Lockheed F-104A Starfighter, FIRST AIRCRAFT CAPABLE OF SUSTAINED MACH 2 FLIGHT

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The Lockheed F-104 Starfighter was the first U.S. jet fighter in service to fly Mach 2. Designed as a high-performance day fighter, the F-104 had excellent acceleration and top speed. It first flew on February 7, 1954. Highlighted in this image is the pitot tube of the Lockheed F-104 Starfighter.

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10/13/2017 6:12

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Mark Avino

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A19761017000-NASM2018-10444

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