TF-104G 27+96 WaSLw 10 Jever AB 1977 with gear doors just opening during a Simulated Flame-out Landing (SFO)

TF-104G, construction number 583F-5926, model 583-10-20, assembled by Lockheed
manufactured by Lockheed and Messerschmitt (ARGE-Süd); assembly according contract lot 6
ARGE-Süd parts (fuselage, wings and tail) airlifted to USA in September 1965 with a Canadair CL-44D of "Flying Tiger Line"
at Lockheed-Burbank assembled and test flights coded KF+226 at Palmdale in 1965
airlifted to Ypenburg, Netherlands February 7, 1966 for reassembly; camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"
BB+119 WaSLw 10 at Jever AB delivery date on April 15, 1966
27+96 JaboG 33 at Buchel AB in March 1980; JaboG 34 on May 15, 1985
withdrawn from use and stored at LwSchleuse 11 on October 24, 1985 with 3.025 flight hours; struck off charge order (AVA) November 26, 1985
to Türk Hava Kuvvetleri (TuAF) January 21, 1986 with TuAF serial number 65-5926; coded as "9-926" at Balikesir AB
coded "8-926" with 182 Filo of 8.AJU at Diyarbakir AB in August 1993
stored at Diyarbakir AB in 2000; shipped from Turkey in November 2001
rescued on February 15, 2002 by Classic Aircraft Aviation Museum Inc., located at Hillsboro Airport, outside of Portland, Oregon
USA registered "N104TF" in 2002; under restoration 2008 noted; August 21, 2010 completed; June 2017 last noted.

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