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F104 all versions what aim 9?


USAF F-104A and C only had AIM-9B

German F-104G had AIM-9B and AIM-9B FGW 2 (aka AIM-9F)

Japan had AIM-9P/J on their F-104J

Taiwan also has AIM-9P/J

F-104S had AIM-9B, AIM-9F and much later, with modification to wings AIM-9L

 

 

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11 minutes ago, Iron_physik said:

USAF F-104A and C only had AIM-9B

German F-104G had AIM-9B and AIM-9B FGW 2 (aka AIM-9F)

Japan had AIM-9P/J on their F-104J

Taiwan also has AIM-9P/J

F-104S had AIM-9B, AIM-9F and much later, with modification to wings AIM-9L

 

 

 

Source on the AIM-9F for the F-104S? I've never found anything referencing them.

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2 minutes ago, Aerobane said:

Do you know if it could still carry 6 of them?

 

Considering they're AIM-9Bs with an ever-so-slightly better track rate, I don't see why not.

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F-104A and F-104C in US service were in service until 1969; the AIM-9E was introduced in 1967, and they likely were compatible with that newer Sidewinder. They may not have ever carried it service before retirement, but they probably were capable of doing so.

There was little, if any, difference between requirements to carry the AIM-9E compared to the AIM-9B afterall.

 

Other USAF aircraft that continued into service into the 1970s were cleared for the AIM-9E; the F-105D was, and the F-100D was even cleared for the AIM-9J too. And to the best of my knowledge, they did not require any modifications to use the newer missiles.

 

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44 minutes ago, MandolinMagi said:

I distinctly remember reading the Osprey book about USAF F-104 units, and it did mention the combat use of AIM-9E in Vietnam

 

They were used in Vietnam until August 1967, so it is possible

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