AVIATION: Gee-Whizzer

Lockheed Aircraft Co. last week took some of the wraps off its new entry in the lightweight jet plane race. Called the XF-104 by the Air Force and the "Gee-Whizzer" by Lockheed, the new ship is a small, relatively simple day fighter designed to win local air superiority over the battlefield. Its weight is only about 14,000 Ibs. combat-loaded v. 18,000 for North American's F-86D, but it packs a hefty Curtiss-Wright J-65 engine, blasting out more than 7,200 Ibs. of thrust. The speed is secret. Officially, the Air Force will say only...

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