Why can’t the F-104 ASA bring more then 4 missiles?

Shouldn’t it be able to bring 6?

The hull pylons weren’t wired for AIM-9L’s.

From memory, coolant related.

Was it not wired for any missiles? I thought the S and ASA were very close in design.

The Inner plyons were never equipped with AIM-9L’s due to safety reasons if i recall correctly

Just the aim-9L? Or could the J be used on it?

If i recall correctly it can mount the AIM-9B & J’s so yes

Ah, so would it be possible to use the Js and Ls at the same time? Or no mixing and matching?

I believe it should be possible.