F-104G "13262" (63-13262) 69th TFTS 3 ship overflying the Grand Canyon 1983

F-104G, construction number 683-2086, model 683-10-19, US serial number 63-13262, built by Lockheed
manufactured by Group USA (ARGE-USA); flight test release May 7, 1962 at Lockheed
assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 7 at Lockheed-Palmdale
flown with register number "186" for test flights; acceptance date by BABwLockheed not known; coded KF+161 for delivery
airlifted to Germany August 14, 1962 with 18 flight hours; Messerschmitt test flight on September 25, 1962
planned for project "Loreley" as Fighterbomber (for JaboG 33) with Vulcan M61 20 mm machine gun installed and long range tanks as loose parts
test flights canceled and not delivered to German Air Force; planned for project "Columbus" November 15, 1962
coded BG+108 airlifted back to USA according project "Columbus" on January 19, 1963 to Lockheed-Burbank
reassembly and modified according modification status 2220 at Palmdale
 operated by the 4510th CCTW at Luke AFB (German shadow serial number 2073) in USAF Silver-finish colors coded 13262
2.592 flight hours in May 1977; flown until end of operation at Luke AFB on March 16, 1983
struck off charge order (AVA) July 21, 1983; with 3.293 flight hours sold to USAF with "Phase II" lot
to ROCAF 1983 under project "Ali Shan No.8"; coded "4379" with 11 Air Group; withdrawn from use 1994; scrapped later.

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