F-104G "13257" (63-13257) 69th TFTS of 58th Tactical Training Wing at Luke AFB 1977

F-104G, construction number 683-2041, company model 683-10-19, US serial number 63-13257, built by Lockheed
manufactured by Group USA (ARGE-USA); assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 4; Lockheed production in 1961
flown with register number "141" for test flights; KF+117 accepted by BABwLockheed for delivery and airlifted to Messerschmitt-Manching, Germany
in a Canadair CL-44D airfreighter of "Flying Tiger Line" for reassembly 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 January 22, 1962
DA+114 JaboG 31 at Norvenich AB delivery date on March 15, 1962 in Silver-finish colors
planned for project "Columbus" on November 15, 1962; to Messerschmitt on January 25, 1963 for disassembly
coded BG+117 airlifted on February 26, 1963 according project "Columbus" to Lockheed-Burbank; reassembled and modified to the latest modification level at Lockheed-Palmdale
 operated by the 4510th CCTW at Luke AFB (German shadow serial number 2034) in USAF Silver-finish color scheme coded 13257
in May 1977 with 2.539 flight hours on active flying status; later in long term storage and sold to USAF with "Phase I" lot with 3.071 flight hours; struck off charge order (AVA) January 24, 1983
MAP (Military Assistance Program) to ROCAF in 1983 coded "4377" under project "Ali Shan No.8" for 42 TFS of 2 Wing at Hsinchu AB; withdrawn from use on March 7, 1994; scrapped in 1995.

copyright  Helmut Baumann