Brunswick in Glynn County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The F-104 was developed by Lockheed Corp. as a supersonic air superiority fighter in the late 1950’s and was used both as a day night interceptor and tactical fighter through the 70’s. It had a speed of 1400 MPH and carried sidewinder missiles and a 20MM cannon in its air defense role.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • War, Cold • War, Vietnam.
Location. 31° 14.819′ N, 81° 29.161′ W. Marker is in Brunswick, Georgia, in Glynn County. Marker is on Glynco Parkway just east of Canal Road (Harry Driggers Boulevard), on the left when traveling east. Marker and subject aircraft exhibit are located on the Georgia Air National Guard grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1693 Glynco Parkway, Brunswick GA 31525, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Brunswick Stew (approx. 2.3 miles away); The State of Georgia Salutes (approx. 2.3 miles away); Needwood Baptist Church and Needwood School (approx. 3.6 miles away); Hofwyl Dairy (approx. 4.4 miles away); Enslavement, Resistance, Creativity, and ResilienceCommissary - Pay Shed (approx. 4.4 miles away); Hofwyl Plantation (approx. 4.4 miles away); House Servants Quarters (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brunswick.
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1. Cold War: Lockheed F-104 Starfighter.
The Lockheed F-104 Starfighter was developed for the US Air Force as a supersonic interceptor. Entering service in 1958, it was the USAF's first fighter capable of speeds in excess of Mach 2. Though the F-104 set a multitude of airspeed and altitude records, it suffered from reliability issues and possessed a poor safety record. Briefly used in the Vietnam War, the F-104 was largely ineffective and was withdrawn in 1967. The F-104 was widely exported and saw service with numerous other countries.(Submitted on March 13, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. F-104 Starfighter.
Designed by Lockheed’s ace engineer Clarence “Kelly” Johnson to surpass the MiG-15 fighters that had stunned the aeronautical world in Korea, the F-104 Starfighter was something completely different: an inexpensive lightweight fighter with thin seven-foot wings, sharp as the blade of a dagger.(Submitted on March 13, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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