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Owleye
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"Lost" Greek Air Force F104 Starfighter Found!

Thu Jul 20, 2006 2:23 am

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]
 
BladeLWS
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RE: "Lost" Greek Air Force F104 Starfighter Found!

Thu Jul 20, 2006 3:00 am

WOW now that is cool, someone's own personal starfighter!
 
Dougloid
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RE: "Lost" Greek Air Force F104 Starfighter Found!

Thu Jul 20, 2006 3:29 am

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

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GDB
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RE: "Lost" Greek Air Force F104 Starfighter Found!

Thu Jul 20, 2006 3:49 am

LOL! Dougloid!

Quite a find though!

Didn't Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson have a BAC Lightning in his back garden?
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texfly101
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RE: "Lost" Greek Air Force F104 Starfighter Found!

Thu Jul 20, 2006 8:52 am

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!!!
 
deltadc9
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RE: "Lost" Greek Air Force F104 Starfighter Found!

Thu Jul 20, 2006 10:05 pm

That is freaking amazing!

Can you imagine being a kid with that in your back yard?
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CV990
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RE: "Lost" Greek Air Force F104 Starfighter Found!

Fri Jul 21, 2006 2:51 am

Hi!

Just to add that this F-104G Starfighter looks absolutely pristine, great work who ever owns it!!!!
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RichardPrice
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RE: "Lost" Greek Air Force F104 Starfighter Found!

Fri Jul 21, 2006 3:44 am

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)
 
bennett123
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RE: "Lost" Greek Air Force F104 Starfighter Found!

Fri Jul 21, 2006 6:36 pm

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.
 
MigFan
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RE: "Lost" Greek Air Force F104 Starfighter Found!

Fri Jul 21, 2006 8:49 pm

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
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AirSpare
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RE: "Lost" Greek Air Force F104 Starfighter Found!

Sat Jul 22, 2006 1:33 am

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
 
flynlr
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RE: "Lost" Greek Air Force F104 Starfighter Found!

Fri Jul 28, 2006 6:49 pm

i so want to do a power on check of that jet
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RAPCON
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RE: "Lost" Greek Air Force F104 Starfighter Found!

Fri Jul 28, 2006 9:24 pm

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