F-104G "13690" (63-13690) 69th TFTS 1982

RF-104G, construction number 683D-8183, company model 683-04-10, US serial number 63-13690, built by Fokker
manufactured by North Group (ARGE-Nord), first flight coded KG+283 on November 14, 1963 at Fokker-Schiphol
RF-104G photoreconnaissance version modification according project "Recce" at Avio Diepen on November 14, 1963
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"; acceptance date by BABwFokker (RNAF-MTA) on February 24, 1964
LVR 3 (Luftwaffenversorgungsregiment 3) at Manching AB on April 8, 1964 for modifications
ordered for project "Columbus II" on June 24, 1964, in order to bring aircraft faster to a higher modification standard (2220) by Lockheed
airlifted on July 13, 1964 to Lockheed-Palmdale; modified to F-104G standards with USAF Silver-finish color scheme
 operated by the 4510 CCTW at Luke AFB coded "13690" (shadow serial number 2440)
1.696 flight hours in May 1977; flown until end of operation at Luke AFB on March 16, 1983; struck off charge order (AVA) July 19, 1983; sold to USAF with "Phase III" lot
MAP (Military Assistance Program) to ROCAF under project "Ali Shan No.8" in 1983 coded "4386" with 2.452 flight hours for 12 Special Mission Squadron (SMS), modified to RF-104G LOROP
crashed September 11, 1987, pilot ejected near the coast into the sea near Ao Hua Village or Nan Ao Town, Ilan County.
Pilot ejected, but was missing, he was photographed in the air by a passing student, when the helicopter arrived, they only saw an overturned lifeboat.

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