TF-104G 27+72 "F-104 Kommando" LVR1 Erding AB 1987

TF-104G, construction number 583F-5901, model 583-10-20, built by Messerschmitt, assembled by Lockheed
manufactured by Lockheed and Messerschmitt (ARGE-Süd) according lot 1
fuselage assembled at Messerschmitt-Augsburg, wings manufactured at Messerschmitt-Manching
ARGE-Süd parts (fuselage, wings and tail) airlifted to USA January 19, 1965 with a Canadair CL-44D airfreighter of "Flying Tiger Line"
at Lockheed-Burbank assembled and test flights at Palmdale coded KF+201 in 1965
acceptance date May 14, 1965 by BABwLockheed; airlifted to Ypenburg, Netherlands on May 31, 1965 for reassembly by Avio Diepen
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"
DA+362 JaboG 31 at Norvenich AB delivery date on July 20, 1965
27+72 JaboG 33 on April 26, 1983; stored at LwSchleuse 11 on September 7, 1983; new camouflage scheme "Norm 83" on July 13, 1984
LwSchleuse 11 "F-104 Kommando" on April 17, 1985; JaboG 34 on October 17, 1985; TechnGrp 11 "F-104 Kommando" LVR1 on August 27, 1987
WTD 61 at Manching AB on October 7, 1988; withdrawn from use with 3.193 flight hours; struck off charge order (AVA) October 17, 1990
to Greece October 30, 1990 to 116. Pterix at Araxos AB; "TF-901" withdrawn from use 1991
airfield decoy at Tanagra AB July 1995 first noted; April 2, 1998 noted again
dump Tanagra AB 2000; dump Tanagra AB in bare metal, serial "5901" written on the fuselage; November 2017 last noted.

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