F-104G "13264" (63-13264) on left wing over the Oak Creek Canyon, Arizona 1973

F-104G, construction number 683-2092, company model 683-10-19, US serial number 63-13264, 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 "192" for test flights 1962; acceptance date by BABwLockheed not known
coded KF+167 airlifted to Germany August 21, 1962 in a Canadair CL-44D airfreighter of "Flying Tiger Line" with 15 flight hours
reassembled by Messerschmitt but no test flight and stored; not delivered to the German Air Force
order for project "Columbus" on November 15, 1962; disassembled again and with code BG+110 airlifted back to USA on January 28, 1963
at Lockheed-Palmdale reassembly and modified according modification status 2220
 in USAF Silver-finish colors to the 4510th CCTW at Luke AFB, Arizona (German shadow serial number 2079) coded 13264
2.720 flight hours in May 1977; 1978 temporarily grounded for repair of fatigue cracks; long term storage with 2.894 flight hours
sold to USAF with "Phase I" lot; struck off charge order (AVA) January 24, 1983
1984 with MAP (Military Assistance Program) under project "Ali Shan No.8" to 2 Wing to ROCAF coded "4380"; later with 11 Air Group (11 AG)
withdrawn from use 1993; 4380 with the tail of 4417; no further information; scrapped.

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