Analysis of the F-104 aircraft limitations and operating restrictions,
written by Glen L.”Snake” Reaves – Lockheed Test Pilot
cartoons by P.P. “Pete” Trevisan – FIAT Test Pilot, Lockheed Report 1967

Exceeding the Limitations

Roll Limitations

Acceleration Limitations


Normal spin

Flat spin


Nozzle Failure to wide, wide open area

Hook worked real fine

“Look Ma’: No Gear”

High sinkrates on final

“Glued to the runway”

“You lost me lead” Formatiom flying

“Two’s in trail” Formatiom flying

Jet Wash – Inverted Go-around

Supersonic formation

Crosswind landing

Energy management

Overriding the kicker

Energy maneuvering

Double attack system

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Christopher Laidlaw-Bell
Christopher Laidlaw-Bell
2 years ago

Outstanding !