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F-104G STARFIGHTER

General technical data

AIRCRAFT
Length 54 ft. 8 in. (16.66 m.) (without pitot boom)
Wingspan 22 ft. 0 in. (6.70 m.)
Height 13 ft. 6 in. (4.12 m.)
Empty weight 13,865 lbs. (6,267 Kg.)
Loaded weight 20,900 lbs. (9,446 Kg.)
Operational weight 26,625 lbs. (12,034 Kg.) ( with maximum fuel)
Max. T.O. weight 29,027 lbs. (13,170 Kg.)
Max. speed 1,323 Kts. (2,447 Km/h.)
Combat radius 365 NM. (675 Km.)
Ferry range 1,420 NM. (2,627 Km.)
Service ceiling 50,000 ft. (15,000 m.)
Rate of climb 48,000 ft/min. (244 m/sec.)
Wing load 105 lbs/ft² (514 Kg/m².)
Thrust/weight ratio 0.54 with max. T.O. weight.
Lift/drag ratio 9.2
Zero lift-drag coëfficient 0.0172
Drag area 3.37 ft². (0,31 m².)
Aspect ratio 2.45
Internal fuel capacity 5,746 lbs. (2,610 Kg.)
Tip tank fuel capacity 2,210 lbs. (1,002 Kg.)
Pylon tank fuel capacity 2,534 lbs. (1,148 Kg.)
WINGS
Wing area 196.1 ft². (18.22 m².)
Airfoil bi-convex  3.36%  (root and tip)
Root chord 155.5 in. (3.95 m.)
Tip chord 58.66 in. (1.49 m.)
Mean Aerodynamic Chord 114.56 in. (2.91 m.)
AILERONS
Aileron area 9.47 ft². (0.88 m².) totally
Deflection 15° up and down
TRAILING EDGE FLAPS
Trailing edge flap area 23.13 ft². (2.15 m².) totally
Deflection 45° down max.
LEADING EGDE FLAPS
Leading edge flap area 17 ft². (1.58 m².) totally
Deflection 30° down max.
HORIZONTAL STABILIZER
Horizontal stabilizer area 48.21 ft². (4.48 m²)
Deflection 17° down and 5° up (at leading edge)
Airfoil bi-convex
Root chord 77.16 in. (1.96 m.)
Tip chord 37.40 in. (0.96 m.)
Mean aerodynamic chord 55.12 in. (1.40 m.)
VERTICAL STABILIZER
Vertical stabilizer area 47.77 ft². (4.44 m².)
Rudder area 5.48 ft². (0.51 m².)
Rudder deflection 20° left and right
Airfoil bi-convex
Root chord 138.58 in. (3.52 m. at WL 138)
Tip chord 51.97 in. (1.32 m. at WL 203.5)
Mean aerodynamic chord 106.7 in. (2.71 m. at WL 162.6)
SPEED BRAKES
Speed brake projected area 8.28 ft² (0.77 m².) totally
Maximum extention 60°
VENTRAL FIN
Ventral fin area 5.81 ft² (0.54 m².)
POWER PLANT
Power plant 1 General Electric J-79 GE11A afterburning turbojet
Basic weight 3,560 lbs.
Overall length 207.96 in. (cold)
209.46 in. (hot)
Max. envelope diameter 35.18 in. (cold)
35.48 in. (hot)
Compressor 17 stage (first 6 guide vanes variable)
Turbine 3 stage
Engine Pressure Ratio 12/1
Primary airflow 160 lbs/sec.
Secondary airflow 10 lbs/sec.
Idle RPM 5.000 Thrust 500 lbs. EGT 120-420 °C.
Normal RPM 7.460 Thrust 9,700 lbs. EGT 560 °C.
Military RPM 7.460 Thrust 10,000 lbs. EGT 590 °C.
Minimum  A/B RPM 7.460 Thrust 12,320 lbs. EGT 590 °C.
Maximum A/B RPM 7.460 Thrust 15,800 lbs. EGT 590 °C.
Fuel consumption 1.97 lbs/sec. (at maximum A/B)
FIXED ARMAMENT
Fixed armament 1 General Electric M61A1 Vulcan gun (F-104G only)
Gun barrel 6 (progressive RH parabolic twist / 9 grooves)
Weight 248 lbs. (112 Kg. ) (excl. Ammo feed system)
Length 73.8 in. (1.88 m.)
Caliber 0.787 in. (20 mm.)
Cartridge 0.787 x 4.01 in. (20 mm. X 102 mm.)
Action drive Electric
Firing ignition Electric
Firing rate 4,200 rounds/min. 70 rounds/sec.)
Muzzle velocity 3,450 ft/sec. (1,050 m/sec.)
(with PGU-28 Semi Armor Piercing High Explosive Incendiary Round)