F-104G "13255" (63-13255) landing at Luke AFB, Arizona 1977

F-104G, construction number 683-2039, model 683-10-19, US serial number 63-13255, 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 "139" for test flights
KF+115 accepted by BABwLockheed for delivery; airlifted to Messerschmitt-Manching, Germany on November 28, 1961 with 12 flight hours for reassembly
Messerschmitt test flight on March 16, 1962
project "42" as Fighterbomber (for JaboG 31) with Vulcan M61 20 mm machine gun installed and long range tanks as loose parts
DA+243 JaboG 31 at Norvenich AB delivery date on April 2, 1962 in Silver-finish colors; TSLw 1 on December 7, 1962 for maintenance training
coded BF+243 as instructional aircraft (GIA) on January 8, 1963
planned for project "Columbus" on November 15, 1962; February 22, 1963 to Messerschmitt for disassembly
according project "Columbus" airlifted coded as BG+121 on March 7, 1963 to Lockheed-Burbank
reassembled and modified to the latest modification level at Lockheed-Palmdale
 operated at Luke AFB by the 4510th CCTW (German shadow serial number 2032) in USAF Silver-finish colors coded 13255
in May 1977 with 2.799 flight hours on active flying status; 1978 temporarily in long term storage; flown until end of operation at Luke AFB on March 16, 1983
struck off charge order (AVA) July 19, 1983; sold to USAF with "Phase III" lot with 2.901 flight hours
1983 coded "4376" to ROCAF under project "Ali Shan No.8" to 42 squadron of 2 Wing; accident on December 4, 1990; withdrawn from use on March 7, 1994; scrapped 1995.

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