TF-104G 27+11 ErpSt 61 at Manching AB in June 1978

TF-104G, construction number 583D-5712, model 583-10-20, US serial number 61-3041, built by Lockheed
manufactured by Group USA (ARGE-USA); assembly at Lockheed-Palmdale; Lockheed test flights coded with US serial number 61-3041 at Palmdale
KE+212 MAP to Germany acceptance date December 29, 1962 by BABwLockheed; airlifted February 8, 1963 to Messerschmitt-Manching
DA+041 code for Messerschmitt functional test flights; acceptance date May 13, 1963 by BABwMTT
BB+111 WaSLw 10 at Norvenich AB delivery date on May 16, 1963 in Silver-finish colors
YA+119 ErpSt 61 on July 5, 1966; camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"
27+11 withdrawn from use and stored at LwSchleuse 11 on June 30, 1983; struck off charge order (AVA) July 13, 1983
road transport to Cameri AB, Italy on August 7, 1984 with 1.679 flight hours
AMI serial number MM54553 TF-104G coded 4-44 of 20 Gruppo in 1989; grey camouflage scheme in 1995
delivery date with "M" modification by 4°RMV July 1999; 1st "M" modified TF-104G
withdrawn from use in November 2000; 4-44 TF104G-M for spare parts at Grosseto AB September 2001
4-44 TF104G-M dump Grosseto AB September 2004 noted; Grazzanise dump May 2007 last noted; no further information.

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