F-104G "13252" (63-13252) 4510th CCTW Luke AFB, delivering a practice bomb at 50 feet at Gila Bend Gunnery Range 1966

F-104G, construction number 683-2036, model 683-10-19, US serial number 63-13252, 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 "136" for test flights
project "42" as Fighterbomber (for JaboG 31) with Vulcan M61 20 mm machine gun installed and long range tanks as loose parts
KF+112 accepted by BABwLockheed for delivery with 20 flight hours and shipped to Bremerhaven, Germany on January 2, 1962
transport to Messerschmitt-Manching for reassembly and test flight on April 7, 1962
DA+240 JaboG 31 at Norvenich AB delivery date on May 7, 1962 in Silver-finish colors
planned for project "Columbus" on November 15, 1962; March 6, 1963 to Messerschmitt for disassembly
coded as BG+128 airlifted on April 5, 1963 to Lockheed-Burbank according project "Columbus"
reassembled and modified to the latest modification level at Lockheed-Palmdale
 operated by the 4510th CCTW at Luke AFB (German shadow serial number 2029) in USAF Silver-finish color scheme coded 13252
withdrawn from use and stored in airworthy condition as attrition reserve aircraft in 1977 with 2.811 flight hours; back to flying status
and on May 18, 1978 F-104G serial number 63-13252, 58th TFTW, crashed at Luke AFB, unknown circumstances,
it was a code "201" (repairable) accident; long term storage after May 1978; struck off charge order (AVA) January 24, 1983
sold to USAF 1983 with "Phase I" lot; to ROCAF in 1983 with 3.295 flight hours under project "Ali Shan No.8"
coded "4373" to 42 TFS of 2 Wing of ROCAF at Hsinchu AB
destroyed for unknown reason and written off on August 19, 1988.

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