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"Lost" Greek Air Force F104 Starfighter Found!  
User currently offlineOwlEye From Netherlands, joined Feb 2006, 957 posts, RR: 2
Posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 17950 times:

Food for military aircraft lovers. Two weeks ago I was in central Greece where I discovered a retired Lockheed F104 Starfighter of the Greek Air Force high up in the mountains, very well preserved. It stands in a garden of a new and still to be completed house, west-south-west of the Greek city Lamia. I also found the exact spot by Google Earth: 38" 52'01.56" N 22" 13'16.62" E

As the Google Earth image spot is pictured few years ago you can only see the fundaments of the house and the Starfigther in front of the house is not yet present. Therefore I have enclosed my pictures of this particular Starfighter in this post.

Maybe Greek spotters can you tell the Airliners.net audience more about this Starfighter and why it is there?

http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/874/starfighter1zh6.jpg

http://img362.imageshack.us/img362/6082/starfighter2oq7.jpg

http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/4742/starfighter3gp8.jpg

http://img362.imageshack.us/img362/1936/starfighter4th6.jpg

The red point marks the exact spot where the Starfighter stands now!

http://img362.imageshack.us/img362/1228/googleearthlockheedstarfighteruj1.jpg



[Edited 2006-07-19 19:25:22]

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User currently offlineBladeLWS From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 403 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 17921 times:

WOW now that is cool, someone's own personal starfighter!

User currently offlineDougloid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 17907 times:

That oughtta keep thos sonsabitches with the untralights with the chainsaw motors well clear. Rrrrrrrringdingdingdingdingding.

There's be peace in the valley, all right.
Peace through superior firepower.


User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13046 posts, RR: 78
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 17896 times:

LOL! Dougloid!

Quite a find though!

Didn't Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson have a BAC Lightning in his back garden?
Much to the irritation of his wife.


User currently offlineTexfly101 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 351 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 17782 times:

I would love to have a Starfighter in my front yard fershure!!!! Just to go out there on a starry nite and sit in the cockpit...man oh man!!!

User currently offlineDeltaDC9 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 2844 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 17619 times:

That is freaking amazing!

Can you imagine being a kid with that in your back yard?



Dont take life too seriously because you will never get out of it alive - Bugs Bunny
User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 17559 times:

Hi!

Just to add that this F-104G Starfighter looks absolutely pristine, great work who ever owns it!!!!
Regards


User currently offlineRichardPrice From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 17544 times:

Quoting GDB (Reply 3):
Didn't Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson have a BAC Lightning in his back garden?

What I wouldnt do for one of those beauties! (The aircraft, not the presenter - before any wag makes a comment)


User currently offlineBennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7210 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (7 years 9 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 17452 times:

European Wrecks and Relics 2nd edition

7427/FG427 was stored at Agrinion on 4/1997 and was WG Navy 2681.

According to the 3rd edition, it was still there on 8/2001.


User currently offlineMigfan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 9 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 17439 times:

Do they let the air out of the tires intentionally when storing aircraft like that?

Some place the wheels on special mounts so that the wheel is off of the ground and the tire does not get damaged.

I bet every kid for ten miles wants to get in that cockpit! I think the township would have a problem if I put a fighter in my front yard. then again it would have to be a small fighter...

/M


User currently offlineAirSpare From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 589 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (7 years 9 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 17386 times:

An old Cold War joke...

What is the definition of an optimist?

A German F-104 pilot that quits smoking becasue he is afraid of getting lung cancer.

I had revolutionary War canon in my backyard, this way better.



Get someone else for your hero worship fetish
User currently offlineFlynlr From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 223 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 17177 times:

i so want to do a power on check of that jet


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User currently offlineRAPCON From Puerto Rico, joined Jul 2006, 671 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 17148 times:

AAAHHH!! The secret Greek Air Force interceptor hiding spot!!! Invading turks, watch your six!!!


MODS CAN'T STOP ME....THEY CAN ONLY HOPE TO CONTAIN ME!!!
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