"Italian Starfighters": how to buy the ultimate F-104 book

Hardcover: 216 pages; Glossy Paper (gr. 170); Four-colour printing; Case bound cover 2 mm., with a glossy jacket (gr. 130): Italian Starfighters is a must-have book for the F-104 and aviation enthusiast. The elegant book represents an exceptional collection of the most rare and stunning images of 42 years of service in Italy and recalls the history of one of the most famous, loved and controversial aircraft of the Aeronautica Militare (Italian Air Force). The book, in Italian and English text, will contain a description of the career of the aircraft in Italy (with many previously unveiled details), images taken by the author, by world famous photographer Tokunaga, by the Troupe Azzurra and by many Italian pilots, and also the exclusive never released air-to-air images of the very last flight of an Italian F-104, taken on July 27, 2005!

You have now the possibility to order a signed copy from this site.

Europe and Mediterranean Basin (Algeria, Cyprus, Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Lebanon, Marocco, Syria, Tunisia)

33 Euro (including registered shipping)

Rest of the world

55 Euro (including registered shipping)

You can pay the book plus shipping to your location using Paypal.

About David Cenciotti
David Cenciotti is a journalist based in Rome, Italy. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviationist”, one of the world’s most famous and read military aviation blogs. Since 1996, he has written for major worldwide magazines, including Air Forces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, and many others, covering aviation, defense, war, industry, intelligence, crime and cyberwar. He has reported from the U.S., Europe, Australia and Syria, and flown several combat planes with different air forces. He is a former 2nd Lt. of the Italian Air Force, a private pilot and a graduate in Computer Engineering. He has written five books and contributed to many more ones.


  1. Hi David, could you tell me if your book still is available? Like you, I have also 1 flighthour in the Starfighter and was untill recently proud owner of Fokker’s first F-104 Starfighter, 8001/KG-101. I hope you can help me out…
    Starfighters Rule! ! !


  2. Hi David, Is your book still available ? I would like to purchase it for my boyfriend for Christmas. He was a F-104 Starfighter pilot with the 36° Stormo based at Gioia del Colle, 156° Gruppo CB in the 1970’s to early 1980’s. You can contact me at robynr10@gmail.com. Thank you. Robyn

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