F-104G "13691" (63-13691) 58th TTW waiting for the "Dart Tow" sortie in 1976

RF-104G, construction number 683D-8188, model 683-04-10, US serial number 63-13691, built by Fokker
manufactured by North Group (ARGE-Nord); coded KG+288 first flight December 4, 1963 at Fokker-Schiphol
to Weserflug in December 1963 for RF-104G 104G photoreconnaissance version modifications according project "Recce"
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"; acceptance date March 25, 1964 by BABwFokker (RNAF-MTA)
LVR 3 on April 10, 1064 for upgrading; Messerschmitt June 25, 1964 for disassembly
airlifted on July 13, 1964 according project "Columbus II" to Lockheed-Palmdale; modified to F-104G configuration
 operated in USAF Silver-finish colors by the 4510th CCTW at Luke AFB (German shadow serial number 2445) coded 13691
2.793 flight hours in May 1977; long turn storage in 1979; struck off charge order (AVA) January 24, 1983
sold 1983 to USA with 3.110 flight hours with "Phase I" lot
under project "Ali Shan No.8" coded "4387" to the 41 TFS of 2 Wing of ROCAF at Hsinchu AB
converted to RF-104G with 12 TRS (SMS) of 2 TFW
May 16, 1990 aircraft flamed out, couldn't be restarted and crashed into sea near Tao Yuan,
pilot ejected safely and was rescued by a fishing boat, written off.

copyright  Martin Herbert