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
coded 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withdrawn from use and BDRT airframe (fire department) at Fassberg AB on July 14, 1987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, February 2014 noted
December 2014 sold to Mr. Wichert, planned for a private collection in Freiberg, Saxony; trucked to Freiberg July 7, 2015.

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

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