Another Cold War Warrior with a dubious reputation is the Lockheed F-104 Starfighter. Foisted on the nations of NATO, it had a 32% accident rate in the Luftwaffe with 292 pilots killed. The Canadian experience was even worse, with a 50% accident rate. As far as is known, neither of the airforces mentioned ever took a shot at an enemy with these aircraft.

This is an example of mission unreliability at its worst.

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