Matteo Marianeschi of Aviation-Report.com sent me an interesting update dealing with the so-called “Warner Village F-104”. As I wrote in my previous post (http://cencio4.wordpress.com/2008/07/31/warner-village-f-104-removed/) the aircraft was removed from his previous location in Rome for an unknown destination (or trashed). Matteo met a truck that was carrying the MM6833 somewhere on May 9, 2008, on the A1 highway, next to Arezzo, Tuscany. Amazingly, as the pictures show, the F-104 was almost completely cleaned and wears an unknown badge below the “5-25” code on the right hand side of the fuselage.
Giorgio Catellani, one of the greatest Italian Air Force heraldry expert, recently sent me a few images of patches belonging to Squadrons equipped with the F-104 or whose badge contained (or still contains) a Starfighter. […]
Last year I visited the relic of an F-104 wearing code 5-25 and tail serial MM6833 (even if it was a composite and the centre section belonged to the MM6785). As I explained in 3 […]
Even if in the F-104 age there were many scrambles, I remember that only a few times the interceptor “broke” the sound barrier during the mission. Even in the post 911 period, until 2004, under […]