TF-104G 27+20 JaboG 36 at Norvenich AB 1974

TF-104G, construction number 583D-5721, model 583-10-20, serial number 61-3050, built by Lockheed
manufactured by Group USA (ARGE-USA); assembly at Lockheed-Palmdale; test flights at Palmdale coded "61-3050"; coded KE+221 MAP to Germany
acceptance date March 22, 1963 by BABwLockheed; airlifted March 21, 1963 to Manching with a Canadair CL-44D airfreighter of the "Flying Tiger Line"
DA+050 for Messerschmitt assembly and test flight on July 26, 1963; camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"
acceptance date October 10, 1963 by BABwMTT
EA+371 AG 51 "Immelmann" at Ingolstadt-Manching AB delivery date on October 16, 1963; 1969 AG 51 relocated to Bremgarten AB
27+20 JG 74 on October 1, 1970; JaboG 34 on December 28, 1970; JaboG 36 on March 29, 1971; WaSLw 10 on May 15, 1975
LVR 1 "F-104 Kommando" at Erding AB on April 26, 1984; withdrawn from use and stored at LwSchleuse 11 on December 13, 1985
struck off charge order (AVA) February 3, 1986
to Turkish Air Force (Türk Hava Kuvvetleri) (TuAF serial number 63-5721) May 6, 1986 with 3.141 flight hours
coded "9-721" with 9.AJU at Balikesir AB July 1987-August 1992; with 8.AJU August 1993-April 1994
preserved coded "6-721" as Gate Guard at Kutahya AP July 1998; July 2005 noted; May 2015 last noted.

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