Love the 104. Unique engine sound (Starfighter Howl). Yeah, it did better in the interceptor role IMHO. The whole Century Series was a cool group of aircraft.The most interesting fighter airlane was the F-104 Starfighter. Look at those sleak lines.
Even it was known as widow maker here in Germany because 269 of them crashed and 116 pilots were killed.
The US Airforce used them as interceptor with no problems but the German Luftwaffe reconstructed it to a multirole combat airfraft it have never been...
The later used Phanthom looked like a brick in the sky.