Cal Sci Center Lockheed F-104D Starfighter walkaround
Cal Sci Center Lockheed F-104D walkaround
34º 01′ 00″ N / 118º 17′ 02″ W
The California Science Center has several aircraft on display. During a layover of only a few hours at LAX one day I had time to view the aircraft on exhibit outside the museum. It is quite easy to get to, plentiful parking, gorgeous grounds and neighboring museums.
Here are photos of the Lockheed F-104D Starfighter mounted on an exterior wall about three stories above the sidewalk, it looks like the manned missile it was designed to be, really just enough airplane to surround a very large engine. This Starfighter looks as if it soaring upwards to the stratosphere. The Delta model Starfighters were also utilized as trainers.
Additional source: much more Starfighter information can be found on the web site for the International F-104 Society