After reading some news dealing with the presumed imminent return to flight of an airworthy Italian F-104 (obviously hoaxes related to the April Fool’s Day), I decided to publish the following postcard made with a picture I took more or less in this period, 7 years ago, in 2003. The image, a scan from a 35mm colour slide, depicts an F-104S ASA-M of the 10° Gruppo landing on runway 06 at Grazzanise airbase. It is “Photoshop free” (frame aside, of course): a genuine photograph of the F-104 in a day in which many Starfighter-related hoaxes are spreading through the Web.
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The Story Behind The F-35 Mock-Up Painted In Arctic Camouflage Scheme at Lockheed Martin’s Plant in Fort Worth
In case you were wondering what that Lockheed Martin F-35 in arctic scheme was…. Some of our readers asked us to investigate the story behind an F-35 mock-up painted in arctic color scheme, located at […]