F-104G "13240" (63-13240) 4510th CCTW Luke AFB climbing into the training area 1966

F-104G, construction number 683-2023, model 683-10-19, US serial number 63-13240, built by Lockheed
manufactured by Group USA (ARGE-USA); assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 3, flight test release October 27, 1961
flown with register number "123" for test flights in 1961 at Lockheed-Palmdale
coded DA+120 for delivery in Silver-finish colors; acceptance date by BABwLockheed not known
project "42" as Fighterbomber (for JaboG 31) with Vulcan M61 20 mm machine gun installed and long range tanks as loose parts
shipped to Bremerhaven, Germany on October 31, 1961 with 43 flight hours
DA+256 reassembly on February 26, 1962 and test flight on August 8, 1962
acceptance date by BABwMTT on October 31, 1962; November 12, 1962 delivery date to JaboG 31 at Norvenich AB
planned for project "Columbus" November 15, 1962; to Messerschmitt for disassembly on January 4, 1963
on January 5, 1963 according project "Columbus" coded as BG+115 airlifted to Lockheed-Burbank
with a "Flying Tiger Line" CL-44D airfreighter; reassembled and modified to the latest modification level at Palmdale
 operated in USAF Silver-finish color scheme by the 4510th CCTW at Luke AFB (German shadow serial number 2019) coded 13240
in April 1976 temporarily grounded due to fatigue cracks with 2.488 flight hours and repaired
flown until end of operation at Luke AFB on March 16, 1983
struck off charge order (AVA) July 19, 1983, sold to USA with 3.085 flight hours with "Phase III" lot
coded "4366" to ROCAF 1984 under project "Ali Shan No.8" to 41 Squadron of 2 Wing; scrapped 1995.

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