Non veni pacem mittere, sed gladium.
Not much in the capability department, but a great looking jet, and fast!!!
Not designed to glide.
I never realized how small the wings were on those things.........
True? Heard that Kelly Johnson once said the only reason he put wings on it was so he convince a pilot to get in it.
Every time I now see a picture of the F-104, I'm reminded of that scene in 'The Right Stuff' where Chuck Yeager takes it up to the edge of space, pushin' that envelope. And yeah, I agree, not much room for additional equipment, which limited its role.