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Offline Nico Braas

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Blunt-nose Starfighter
« on: March 21, 2006, 09:59:58 PM »
Last Saturday I found this very peculiar photo of an F-104 Starfighter with a blunt nose. I have never seen such a variant and it could be a photo-montage. Any ideas about this version and what its purpose was??

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Re: Blunt-nose Starfighter
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2006, 10:06:44 PM »
Hope I will have some better info untill the end of this week.

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Re: Blunt-nose Starfighter
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2006, 12:25:30 PM »
I got some info from the USAF History services and this could be photograph of the F-104s acquired by NASA involved in experimentation with different radomes including a radome from a U-2.   The NASA number they believe is 820. I try to find some info from NASA officials and still wait for their reply.
 
USAF # F-104A-20-L0 56-790