TF-104G "13080" (61-3080) 58th Tactical Training Wing (TTW) returning from the range in December 1979

TF-104G, construction number 583D-5751, model 583-10-20, US serial number 61-3080, built by Lockheed
manufactured by Group USA (ARGE-USA); first flight 1963 coded with US serial number "61-3080"
delivered 1963 MAP for Germany; handed over to Germany at Luke AFB
 operated by the 4510th CCTW 1963 (German shadow serial number 2749) in USAF-Silver-finish coded 13080
2.918 flight hours in May 1977; flown until end of operation at Luke AFB on March 16, 1983
struck off charge order (AVA) July 21, 1983; sold 1983 to the USAF with "Phase II" lot
to Taiwan 1983 under project "Ali Shan No.8" with 3.693 flight hours
coded "4177" with 7 TFS of 3 Wing at Hsinchu AB; later instructional airframe (GIA) in AF Technique School
preserved Technical School at Kangshan AB 2003 with uncommon serial font; 2003 noted
preserved ROC Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), near the ROC Air Force Museum at Kangshan AB,
Gangshan Township, Kaohsiung County 2007; May 2011 noted; November 2016 last noted.

Starting 1984, under project "Ali Shan No.8" 41 Squadron, 42 Squadron, and 48 Squadron of 2 Wing at Hsinchu AB
received 36 F-104Gs and 27 TF-104Gs, all of them ex-Luftwaffe from Luke AFB

copyright  Brian Lockett