Italeri CF-104 "763", 1:32

Italeri CF-104 "739", 1:32

David Leier commenced flight training at 417 OTU, at CFB Cold Lake, June to December 1968. First solo: June 1968; first Mach 2 run: tail number 763. Graduated December 1968. Transferred to 441 Squadron, Baden-Baden, West Germany, in January 1969. Photograph demonstrates the lack of storage on a CF-104; he had to stuff his shoes and papers behind the ejection seat! Arrowed in the photograph. The 1:32 model will be “763”.