F-104G 20+07 stored at Fassberg AB 1989

F-104G, construction number 683-2007, company model 683-10-19, built by Lockheed
manufactured by Group USA (ARGE-USA); assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 1
first flight 1961 at Lockheed-Palmdale; flight tests flown with register number "107"; with "Joint Test Force" at Palmdale AP for "Category I" basic system tests
airlifted with C-124 airfreighter to the Technische Schule der Luftwaffe 1 (TSLw 1) at Kaufbeuren AB on August 18, 1961 with 19 flight hours
accepted on August 18, 1961 by BABwMTT in Silver-finish colors; project "Balance" (upgrading) was not implemented
BF+008 at Technische Schule der Luftwaffe 1 (TSLw 1) as instructional airframe (GIA) the same day; LPR 1 on July 16, 1963; TSLw 1 on February 19, 1964
20+07 instructional airframe (GIA) at Kaufbeuren AB until October 16, 1985; struck off charge order (AVA) October 16, 1985
withdrawn from use and BDRT (Battle Damage Repair Training) airframe (fire department) at Fassberg AB on July 14, 1987; stored Fassberg AB 1998 with training aid code "C056"
for sale by VEBEG in 2000; preserved Museum für Luftfahrt und Technik Wernigerode in 2001; ready for sale July 2008 noted
December 2014 on loan to Mr. Wichert for a private collection in Freiberg, Saxony; trucked to Freiberg July 7, 2015; March 2022 last noted.

claim of fame: aircraft never flew in Germany! It just flew 19 hours in the USA!

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