F-104G "13256" (63-13256) on the Luke AFB flightline 1970

F-104G, construction number 683-2040, model 683-10-19, US serial number 63-13256, built by Lockheed
manufactured by Group USA (ARGE-USA); assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 4
flight test release May 9, 1962; flown with register number "140" for test flights
KF+116 accepted by BABwLockheed on December 8, 1961 for delivery in Silver-finish colors
shipped to Bremerhaven, Germany on January 31, 1962; to Messerschmitt at Manching AB for reassembly and test flight on April 19, 1962
project "42" as Fighterbomber (for JaboG 31) with Vulcan M61 20 mm machine gun installed and long range tanks as loose parts
DA+244 JaboG 31 at Norvenich AB delivery date on May 10, 1962 in Silver-finish colors
planned for project "Columbus" on November 15, 1962; February 27, 1963 to Messerschmitt for disassembly
according project "Columbus" airlifted coded as BG+124 on March 13, 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 2033) in USAF Silver-finish color scheme coded 13256
crashed on July 9, 1975 during a functional test flight after engine failure due to compressor stall shortly after take-off
pilot USAF instructor pilot ejected safely; operated by the 69 TFTS of 58 TFTW; flight hours 2.514
struck off charge order (AVA) July 9, 1975.

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