F-104G "13250" (63-13250) of the 4510th CCTW at Luke AFB, Arizona

F-104G, construction number 683-2034, model 683-10-19, US serial number 63-13250, built by Lockheed
manufactured by Group USA (ARGE-USA); assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 4; flight test release October 27, 1961
flown with register number "134" for test flights; coded KF+110 accepted by BABwLockheed for delivery in Silver-finish colors
shipped to Bremerhaven on December 20, 1961
project "42" as Fighterbomber (for JaboG 31) with Vulcan M61 20 mm machine gun installed and long range tanks as loose parts
Messerschmitt test flight on February 26, 1962
DA+238 JaboG 31 at Norvenich AB delivery date on April 19, 1962; planned for project "Columbus" on November 15, 1962
to Messerschmitt for disassembly on April 8, 1963; according project "Columbus" airlifted coded BG+135 on May 27, 1963 to Lockheed-Burbank, USA
reassembled and modified to the latest modification level at Lockheed-Palmdale
 operated at Luke AFB by the 4510th CCTW (German shadow serial number 2027) in USAF Silver-finish color scheme coded 13250
in 1977 temporarily grounded due to fatigue cracks with 2.665 flight hours, repaired and back to flying operations
crashed on July 6, 1979 after engine failure due to fuel control malfunction near Gila Bend Range, Arizona,
(caused by wrong maintenance repair on the main fuel control), pilot ejected safely; aircraft operated that day by the 69 TFTS, 58 TFTW
written off; struck off charge order (AVA) July 6, 1979.

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