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F-104 on lakebed, ground view F-104 on lakebed, ground view

Photo Number: E-6511
Photo Date: 1961

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Description: JF-104A (56-0749) with ventrally-mounted Air Launched Sounding Rocket (ALSOR). NASA test pilot Milton O. Thompson ejected from this aircraft on 20 December 1962, after an asymmetrical flap condition made the jet uncontrollable.

Keywords: F-104 Starfighter

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