fündekals 1/32 F-104J Eiko Decal Set
The Japan Air Self-Defense Force was an early adopter of Lockheed’s amazing F-104 Starfighter. Since the Japanese constitution prohibited it from possessing overtly “aggressive” attack aircraft, the JASDF opted for a pure interceptor version of the F-104G, labeled appropriately, the F-104J - beloved of the Japanese as the “Eiko” (”Glory”). While in later years some limited air-to-ground training was accomplished with unguided munitions, the vast majority of Eiko operations were of the pure air defense, and later Dissimiliar Air Combat Tactics variety. The Eiko stood Zulu Alert from Hokkaido in the north to Okinawa in the south, protecting Japan’s vast coastline and airspace from all manner of airborne intruders from 1962 through the mid-1980s.
Subjects covered in this set include:
- F-104J, 76-8703, 207 SQ, JASDF, Hyakuri AB, 1969
- F-104J, 46-8581, 201 SQ, JASDF, Chitose AB, 1971
- F-104J, 36-8516, Air Proving Group, JASDF, Gifu AB, 1972
- F-104J, 36-8538, 205 SQ, JASDF, Komatsu AB, 1973
- F-104J, 76-8707, 207 SQ, JASDF, Naha AB, 1975
- F-104J, 36-8536, Air Proving Wing, JASDF, Gifu AB, 1977
- F-104J, 76-8683, 206 SQ, JASDF, Hyakuri AB, 1977
- F-104J, 46-8606, 202 SQ, JASDF, Nyutbaru AB, 1979
- F-104J, 26-8507, 205 SQ, JASDF, Komatsu AB, 1979
- F-104J, 46-8641, 203 SQ, JASDF, Chitose AB, 1979
- F-104J, 46-8587, 202 SQ, JASDF, Nyutbaru AB, 1980
- F-104J, 36-8526, 204 SQ, JASDF, Nyutbaru AB, 1980
- F-104J, 36-8702, 204 SQ, JASDF, Nyutbaru AB, 1980
- F-104J, 46-8635, 207 SQ, JASDF, Naha AB, 1985
- UF-104J, 46-8600, Air Development and Test Wing, JASDF, 1993
- F-104J, 36-8563, 202 SQ, JASDF, Nyutbaru AB, 1981
This release provides a nice cross-section of subjects that span over 12 years of service for the Starfighter in Japan and include front-line interceptors, test aircraft, and aggressor schemes. fündekals also released a companion sheet that provide extensive airframe stencils and Hinomarus.
Note: This decal set is shipped with only the decal sheet in a protective pouch. Instructions are not included but are available for download using the link below or directly from the fundekals website. Pricing and specifications may change without notice.