TF-104G 29+15 WaSLw 10 Jever AB

F-104F, construction number 283-5068 model 483-04-08, US serial number 59-5015, built by Lockheed
manufactured by Lockheed Aircraft Cooperation (LAC), Burbank; assembly at Lockheed-Palmdale
first flight 1960 with US serial number "59-5015"; acceptance date by BABwLockheed not known
BB+381 shipped to Germany September 29, 1960; by train to Messerschmitt-Norvenich for reassembly
Messerschmitt test flight October 22, 1960; acceptance date November 7, 1960 by BABwMTT
WaSLw 10 (OTU Operational Training Unit) delivery date on November 7, 1960 at Norvenich AB in Silver-finish colors
aircraft had an accident in 1964, repaired by Messerschmitt and back to WaSLw 10 on December 1, 1966
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196" estimated in 1965/66
29+15 crashed March 23, 1971 during landing circuits at Jever AB, during the approach
the aircraft rolled out of control due to a broken BLC (boundary layer control) line, both pilots were killed, written off.

After this accident the F-104F was taken out of the service in the Luftwaffe effective April 16, 1971

copyright  Eric Tammer