F-104G "13235" (63-13235) 69th TFTS of 4510 CCTW on a Gunnery sortie

F-104G, construction number 683-2016, model 683-10-19, US serial number 63-13235, built by Lockheed
manufactured by Group USA (ARGE-USA); assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 2; first flight 1961
for test flights coded "116" only in Silver-finish colors; accepted by BABwLockheed in 1961
in June 1961 coded DA+113 at Edwards AFB with 6516th Flight Line Maintenance Squadron
for Joint Test Force Team during "Category II" A/A and A/G gunnery tests with 84 sorties
October 26, 1962 airlifted to Messerschmitt-Manching with 143 flight hours in a "Flying Tiger Line" CL-44D airfreighter
project "Lorely" (for JaboG 33) was not implemented; planned code DC+109 was not used
aircraft was not reassembled and not delivered to the Luftwaffe and stored; planned for project "Columbus" on November 15, 1962
according project "Columbus" airlifted to Lockheed-Palmdale, USA, coded as BG+104 on December 22, 1962
 operated in USAF Silver-finish colors at Luke AFB by the 4510th CCTW (German shadow serial number 2014) coded 13235
1.970 flight hours in May 1977; flown until end of operation at Luke AFB on March 16, 1983
struck of charge order (AVA) July 19, 1983, sold 1983 to USAF with 2.745 flight hours with "Phase III" lot
to ROCAF 1983 under project "Ali Shan No.8"; coded "4364" to the 41 TFS of 2 Wing at Hsinchu AB
later 499th Tactical Fighter Wing at Hsinchu AB; of notice is the code presentation "03235"
July 8, 1988 accident due to unknown reason; inspection resulted in the aircraft being declared a write-off (DBR) in 1993
no further information; likely scrapped.

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