F-104 profiles

Richard J. Caruana, an established aviation author and illustrator, sent me the following file f-104-layout_low containing an interesting series of F-104 profiles. The profiles were published on MODEL AIRPLANE INTERNATIONAL no. 41, December 2008 issue, within a feature that is dedicated exclusively to operational colour schemes worn by the F-104s serving with the Aeronautica Militare (Italian Air Force, ItAF). The file also contains detailed views of the markings, stencils, roundels and bagdes of the various Italian units that were equipped with the Starfighter.

Below, a preview of one of the pages of the .pdf files containing the work of Richard J. Caruana that


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