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 on September 11, 1979; WaSLw 10 on June 10, 1980; LVR 1 "F-104 Kommando" on December 6, 1983
withdrawn from use at LwSchleuse 11 on March 29, 1984 with 2.897 flight hours; struck off charge order (AVA) April 2, 1984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 as "4-701" at or near Murted Air Base due to an unknown cause, both pilots were ok; written off.

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