FIAT/Aeritalia F-104S “Spillone”: A Fighter among Starfighters.

Just hear the terribly sad news of Niki Lauda passing. Homeric the life of this three-time Formula One world champion, who won two of his titles after a horrific crash that left him with serious burns. He was my F1 childhood “hero.” Add to those achievements that at the same time he went on to become a prominent figure in the aviation industry with his airliner company.

“Super Rat” visiting in the early 1980s the 5º Stormo and their purpose-built advanced model  “Spilloni.”

2 thoughts on “FIAT/Aeritalia F-104S “Spillone”: A Fighter among Starfighters.

  1. Yes, sad indeed to learn today of the death this amazing man. What a role model he is for all of us. He was given the last rites after the horrific crash, then he went on to make an astonishing come-back. A remarkable life.

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