F-104G "13246" (63-13246) 4510th CCTW at Luke AFB December 1969

F-104G, construction number 683-2030, model 683-10-19, US serial number 63-13246, 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 "130" for test flights; coded KF+106 for delivery in Silver-finish colors
airlifted to Germany November 6, 1961 with 19 flight hours with a Canadair CL-44D airfreighter of "Flying Tiger Line"
Messerschmitt test flight on January 8, 1962
project "42" as Fighterbomber (for JaboG 31) with Vulcan M61 20 mm machine gun installed and long range tanks as loose parts
acceptance date by BABwMTT April 5, 1962
DA+234 JaboG 31 at Norvenich AB delivery date on April 10, 1962
assigned for project "Columbus" on November 15, 1962; to Messerschmitt for disassembly on March 28, 1963
according project "Columbus" airlifted coded BG+132 to Lockheed-Burbank on April 29, 1963
reassembled and modified to the latest modification level at Lockheed-Palmdale
 operated by the 4510th CCTW at Luke AFB (German shadow serial number 2024) in USAF Silver-finish color scheme coded 13246
crashed February 4, 1970 about 64 km east of Ajo, AZ, pilot lost control of the aircraft and it entered a steep dive (CFIT)
pilot ejected, but was serious injured; struck off charge order (AVA) February 4, 1970
1.286 flight hours, operated that day by the 69 TFTS (FWS), 58 TFTW.
crash site: 45 miles SSW of Casa Grande (40 NM E of Ajo).

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