TF-104G 27+01 WaSLw 10 (OTU 10) at Jever AB in 1981

TF-104G, construction number 583D-5701, model 583-10-20, US serial number 61-3031, built by Lockheed
manufactured by Group USA (ARGE-USA); assembly at Lockheed-Palmdale
Lockheed test flights coded with US serial number "61-3031" at Palmdale AP, CA
coded KE+201 MAP to Germany acceptance date November 30, 1962 by BABwLockheed in Silver-finish colors
airlifted to Messerschmitt-Manching on January 10, 1963 with a Canadair CL-44D airfreighter of "Flying Tiger Line"
DA+031 code for Messerschmitt functional test flights
BB+101 WaSLw 10 (OTU 10) at Norvenich AB delivery date on April 2, 1963 in Silver-finish colors
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196" in January 1965
27+01 JaboG 32 at Lechfeld AB on September 11, 1979; WaSLw 10 on June 10, 1980; LVR 1 "F-104 Kommando" at Erding AB on December 6, 1983
withdrawn from use at LwSchleuse 11 on March 29, 1984 with 2.897 flight hours
stored in airworthy condition as attrition reserve aircraft; struck off charge order (AVA) April 2, 1984
to Turkish Air Force (Türk Hava Kuvvetleri) with TuAF serial number 62-5701 on November 15, 1984
coded "4-701" with 4.AJU at Murted AB in 1987/1988
crashed March 21, 1988 coded as "4-701" at or near Murted Air Base due to an unknown cause, both pilots were ok; written off.

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