Historic Aviation Quiz: US F-104 Edition

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Question 1 of 10

Which USAF squadron was the first to take delivery of the F-104 Starfighter?

83rd Fighter-Interceptor Squadron
USAF Aerospace Research Pilot School
436th Tactical Fighter Squadron
197th Fighter Interceptor Squadron

Question 2 of 10

How many examples of the Starfighter – including prototype and pre-production examples - did the USAF operate?

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903
1,230
53
296

Question 3 of 10

What was the final “cumulative destroyed rate” of the Starfighter per 100,000 flight hours in USAF service?

25.2 airframes
12.1 airframes
5.6 airframes
35.8 airframes

Question 4 of 10

How many variants of the Starfighter did the USAF operate?

Historic Quiz - January 26 3

11
4
2
8

Question 5 of 10

Which of the following nicknames was the Starfighter know by in USAF service?

Historic Quiz - January 26 4

‘Widowmaker’
‘Thunder Piglet’
‘Son of a Bitch 2nd Class’
‘Zipper’

Question 6 of 10

How many examples of the Starfighter were lost in action during the Vietnam War?

14
0
54
7

Question 7 of 10

Although the USAF officially withdrew the F-104 in 1969, the US Air National Guard (USANG) continued operating the type until 1975. Which USANG was the last user?

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Tennessee Air National Guard
South Carolina Air National Guard
Arizona Air National Guard
Puerto Rico Air National Guard 

Question 8 of 10

How did many women’s world speed records did famed Aviatrix and lieutenant colonel in the United States Air Force Reserve Jacqueline Cochran set flying a TF-104G?

3
11
0
8

Question 9 of 10

True of False: The USAF airlifted a 60 F-104s to Europe in response to the Berlin Crisis of 1961 due to the type’s short range?

TRUE
FALSE
X
X

Question 10 of 10

On May 7, 1958, Maj Howard C Johnson of the USAF broke the world altitude record for jet aircraft flying a YF-104A. What height did he get to?Historic Quiz - January 26 6

77,779ft
67,181ft
91,243ft
101,123ft

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