F-104G 23+27 in Silver-finish at TSLw 1 (8001 flew only 73 hours!)

F-104G, construction number 683D-8001, model 683-10-19, built by Fokker
manufactured by North Group (ARGE-Nord); assembled with Lockheed produced parts
first flight November 11, 1961 at Schiphol coded KG-101 marked "Mach.No8001" by Fokker chief test pilot Capt A.P. Moll
project "42" as Fighterbomber with Vulcan M61 20 mm machine gun installed and long range tanks as loose parts
acceptance date May 10, 1962 by BABwFokker (RNAF-MTA)
DA+245 JaboG 31 delivery date on May 10, 1962 after 35 flight hours in Silver-finish colors
BF+245 TSLw 1 (Technische Schule der Luftwaffe 1) on November 6, 1962 as instructional airframe (GIA) with only 73 flight hours
1968 coded 23+27 at TSLw 1, BDRT (Aircraft Battle Damage and Repair) aircraft at Fassberg AB
at Technische Schule der Luftwaffe 3 (TSLw 3) in Silver-finish colors on August 10, 1984
struck off charge order (AVA) October 19, 1984 with training aid code "C046"; sold by VEBEG October 1, 2002
preserved in the Netherlands in Museum Bevrijdende Vleugels at Best on December 13, 2002
airplane was transported from Best to DŁsseldorf Regional Airport at Weeze (Flughafen Niederrhein), which is former Royal Air Force Laarbruch
on December 10, 2004 preserved coded as "KG-101" at the QRA museum at Niederrhein/Weeze Airport Germany, May 2010 last noted
June 9, 2010 transported to Baarlo, Netherlands; displayed August 10, 2011 noted; March 2017 last noted.

Ton v.d. Zeeuw(+) and Roger Seroo (both from the International F104 Society)
managed to buy the first Fokker built F-104G with construction number 8001

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