What a great aircraft ! It seems a shame it got shelved and you had to settle for some used F-101's . I wish I knew more about the politics that went on about this plane. I saw the movie but it let me believe that there was more going on behind the scenes. I also read the Russians had spies in the program. My own personal feelings is someone got payed off to not produce the aircraft. During this period Lockheed bribed alot of Europeans to use the F-104.