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

RF-104G, construction number 683D-8188, company 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 at Manching AB 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
MAP (Military Assistance Program) with 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  Chreis Baird