15 September 2023

The Lockheed F-104 Starfighter: The “Widowmaker

The Lockheed F-104 Starfighter, an iconic Cold War fighter, is infamous for having acquired the sinister nickname of “The Widowmaker”. The name evokes a dark era in military aviation history, when this aircraft was associated with a disproportionate number of fatal accidents. In this essay, we’ll examine the concrete reasons behind this […]