F-104G "13263" (63-13263) Luke AFB flightline 1968

F-104G, construction number 683-2091, company model 683-10-19, US serial number 63-13263, 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 "191" for test flights; acceptance date by BABwLockheed not known
coded KF+166 airlifted to Germany August 28, 1962 in a Canadair CL-44D airfreighter of "Flying Tiger Line"
reassembled by Messerschmitt, but no test flight and stored; project "Loreley" was started but not finished; not delivered to the German Air Force
order for project "Columbus" on November 15, 1962; disassembled again and with code BG+109 airlifted back to USA on January 19, 1963 to Lockheed-Palmdale
 in USAF Silver-finish colors to the 4510th CCTW at Luke AFB (German shadow serial number 2078) coded 13263
crashed 15 NM NW of Aguila, near Wickenburg, AZ during formation rejoin (formation training flight) on July 11, 1969 after midair collision with 66-13524 (construction number 7120)
pilot ejected safely; 4512 TFTS; 1.040 flight hours; written off; struck off charge order (AVA) July 11, 1969.

copyright  Karl "Kalle" Freese