F-104G "13273" (63-13273) landing in clean configuration

F-104G, construction number 683D-8009, model 683-10-19, US serial number 63-13273, built by Fokker
manufactured by North Group (ARGE-Nord); assembled with Lockheed produced parts
coded KG+109 first flight May 24, 1962 at Fokker, Schiphol; acceptance date July 17, 1962 in Fighterbomber version by BABwFokker (RNAF-MTA)
DA+255 JaboG 31 at Norvenich AB delivery date on July 30, 1962 in Silver-finish colors
LPR 1 coded DR+255 on March 19, 1963 for project "Balance" system upgrading; assigned for project "Columbus" on November 15, 1962
according project "Columbus" coded as BG+143 airlifted to Lockheed-Palmdale on July 16, 1963
 operated by the 4510th CTTW at Luke AFB (German shadow serial number 2334) in USAF Silver-finish colors coded 13273
1976 stored due to fatigue cracks with 2.287 flight hours and repaired; flown until end of operation at Luke AFB on March 16, 1983
struck off charge order (AVA) July 19, 1983; with 2.765 flight hours sold 1983 to USAF with "Phase III" lot
to ROCAF under project "Ali Shan No.8" coded "4385" to the 41 TFS of 2 Wing (ROCAF) at Hsinchu AB
4385 crashed March 24, 1990 with "4368" in Hsinchu, Tao Yuan after a midair collision while encountering sudden bad weather during a TACAN approach,
GCA was not in operation, pilot was killed, written off.

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