TF-104G "KF208" getting off-loaded at Ypenburg AB, Netherlands 1965

construction number 583F-5908, company model 583-10-20, built by Lockheed
manufactured by Lockheed and Messerschmitt (ARGE-Süd); assembly according contract lot 2
fuselage assembled at Messerschmitt-Augsburg, wings manufactured at Messerschmitt-Manching
ARGE-Süd parts (fuselage, wings and tail) airlifted to USA on April 5, 1965; Lockheed assembled coded KF+208
airlifted to Fokker (Avio Diepen) at Ypenburg AB, Netherlands on September 20, 1965 for reassembly
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"; acceptance date October 29, 1965
TB+261 MFG 2 at Eggebek AB delivery date on November 4, 1965; MFG 1 on May 23,1966
TA+164 coded on August 24, 1967
27+79 Navy camouflage scheme "Norm 76" according tech order "TA-196-32 in October 1971 at Messerschmitt
participated in the Royal Flush exercise at Florennes from 13 to 21 June 1973
MFG 2 assigned on November 17, 1981
IRAN at MBB on November 17, 1981, back to MFG 2 on April 28, 1982; LVR 1 September 1986-February 1987
withdrawn from use and stored LwSchleuse 11 at Manching AB on April 2, 1987 with 2.360 flight hours
struck off charge order (AVA) February 13, 1989
MAP (Military Assistance Program) airlifted to Greece (Elliniki Vassiliki Aeroporia) on March 29, 1989 with a HAF C-130 transporter
operated coded as "TF-5908" at 116th Pterix Araxos Air Base in 1989; withdrawn from use in April 1993
in May 1993 to KEA Hellinikon for restoration; preserved at Hellenic AF Museum near the Technical School at Tatoi, Athens in April 1995
at Hellenic AF Museum, Tatoi AB, Athens outside on apron behind museum hangar September 17, 2005 noted
October 19, 2008 noted; "TF-5908" November 2018 noted; November 2023 last noted.

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