F-104G "13260" (63-13260) at Luke AFB, jacked up for a "Gear Swing Test"

F-104G, construction number 683-2076, model 683-10-19, US serial number 63-13260, built by Lockheed
manufactured by Group USA (ARGE-USA); flight test release May 7, 1962; assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 7
flown with register number "176" for test flights; coded KF+151 accepted by BABwLockheed for delivery
airlifted to Germany June 26, 1962 in a Canadair CL-44D airfreighter of "Flying Tiger Line"; reassembly and test flight at Messerschmitt on August 1,1962
stored after 10 flights on October 18, 1962; to LPR 1 at Erding AB for technical trials (parts exchange) in January 1963
planned for project "Columbus" on November 15, 1962
coded BG+118 handed over to BABwMTT on February 4, 1963; airlifted to Lockheed-Burbank on February 26, 1963 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 2065) in USAF Silver-finish colors coded 13260
2.636 flight hours in May 1977; stored as surplus aircraft in the USA (date unknown); struck off charge order (AVA) January 24, 1983
1983 sold to USAF with "Phase I" lot; to ROCAF coded "4378" with 2.870 flight hours under project "Ali Shan No.8"
June 10, 1985 belly landing at Ching Chuan Kang AB with minor damage, pilot could not lower nose landing gear, pilot of 41 TFS was safe
converted to RF-104G with 12 TRS (Special Mission Squadron); seen coded 67-13260; withdrawn from use August 8, 1996
displayed at Kao Yuan Institute of Technology in Luhzu-Kaohsiung, Kaohsiung County 2000; 2002 first noted; March 2016 last noted.

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