TF-104G 28+30 WTD 61 at Decimomannu AB in June 1987 in Marine camouflage scheme

TF-104G, construction number 583F-5960, model 583-10-20, built by Messerschmitt (MTT)
manufactured by Lockheed, Messerschmitt (ARGE-Süd) and VFW; assembled by Messerschmitt-Manching starting July 10, 1967
coded KE+118 on July 11, 1967, recoded KE+218 on July 24, 1967 due to code conflict
first flight October 12, 1967 coded KE+218 with Messerschmitt; camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"
acceptance date November 23, 1967
EA+376 AG 51 at Ingolstadt-Manching AB delivery date on November 24, 1967
28+30 JG 71 at Wittmund AB on March 12, 1971, JaboG 36 on September 17, 1973; March 4, 1974 to MBB for IRAN and Navy camouflage scheme "Norm 76"
according tech order "TA-196-3"; MFG 1 on August 20, 1974; MFG 2 on October 3, 1981
LVR 1 "F-104 Kommando" at Erding AB on March 10, 1987; WTD 61 at Manching AB on May 21, 1987
withdrawn from use at LwSchleuse 11 on March 16, 1988; struck off charge order (AVA) February 24, 1988
to Turkish Air Force (TuAF serial number 67-5960) May 25, 1988 coded "9-960" with 2.536 flight hours
noted with 9.AJU in 1990; static display at Beauvechain (EBBE) in June 1991; with 191 Filo deployed at Akhisar AB in June 1992 last noted; scrapped.

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