F-104G "13267" (63-13267) 4510th CCTW Luke AFB

F-104G, construction number 683-2096, company model 683-10-19, US serial number 63-13267, 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 "196" for test flights in 1962
KF+171 airlifted to Germany September 11, 1962 in a Canadair CL-44D airfreighter of "Flying Tiger Line"
project "Loreley" planned but canceled; reassembled by Messerschmitt, but no test flight and stored
not delivered to the Luftwaffe (GAF)
order for project "Columbus" on November 15, 1962; disassembled again and with code BG+113
airlifted back to USA on February 5, 1963
at Lockheed-Palmdale reassembly and modified according modification status 2220
 in USAF Silver-finish colors to the 4510th CCTW at Luke AFB (German shadow serial number 2083)
operated coded 13267
crashed on October 24, 1967 during rejoin of a 4 ship flight after air combat maneuvering (ACM)
with construction number 2022 (German shadow serial number 2018), pilot ejected safely
656 flight hours; operated by the 4518 CCTS; struck off charge order (AVA) October 24, 1967.

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