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Ranger626

F-104 double store carrier

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I have seen photos of the double store carrier on Canadian and German F-104's.   Can anyone tell me if any other NATO F-104 operators used the double store carrier and for what stores?   Photos?

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I would guess, anyone who bought our star fighters second hand. Turkey, Denmark,  Norway. Mostly dumb bombs and bomblet canisters. Not sure about rocket pods. 

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The TSC - Twin Stores Carrier - could carry bombs or rocket pods. For the CF-104 we had the Mk-82, BL-755, Mk-20 and the LAU-3/5003 rocket pods.

 

Jari

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hi ranger.

if i get properly the "double store" concept, you can have a look to this aeronautica militare italiana f-104 asa=Aggiornamento Sistemi d'Arma (weapon systems update)

with sidewinders at the wing-tips and...no, it isn't a sparrow albeit an "aspide", a locally improved aim 7, plus two unused (most likely used for drop tanks) wing pylons.

Aspide_06.jpg

i have seen also a scheme with 2 aim-9 on wingtips, 2 aim-7 and 2 god-only-knows on wing pylons. sorry, i can't get the link ttto this.

hth.

ciao. bobo.

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Yeah, that is an S model. Not the way our twin carrier looks. I am not able to post an example right now.

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I would say Canada and Germany only. Never seen on Turkish or Danish Starfighters.

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me neither have ever seen such a thing on our f-104s S, and if paolo says theis, you can be sure. pete told me that he lives in an air force base or the like... :-)

anyway, to place bombs on a starfighter has always looked to me ike attaching a plow to a race horse...

ciao. bobo.

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The DLT (Doppellasträger) came 1975 in service with GAF. Besides Cluster bombs, dumb bombs, also rocket pods could be attached. 

Bombs: Matra Sprengbombe Typ 25E, Hunting Engineering BL 755 cluster bomb, 

Napalmcontainer (341 kg) - firebomb,

Rocket pods: LAU 51 (LAU 32 maybe, too. I have no evidence for it).

Leuchtbombe: Lepus (80 kg) - used for illumination of the battlefiled

 

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