TF-104G "38457" (63-8457) on the Luke AFB flightline in July 1975 in standart USAF Silver-finish colors

TF-104G, construction number 583D-5761, model 583-10-20, US serial number 63-8457, built by Lockheed
manufactured by Group USA (ARGE-USA); assembly at Lockheed-Palmdale for Germany
test flights with US registration "63-8457"; MAP delivery date 1963 in USAF Silver-finish colors
 operated by 4510th CCTW at Luke AFB coded 38457 (German shadow serial number 2759)
renamed 58th TFTW 1070; renamed 58th TTW 1977; 2.894 flight hours in May 1977
flown until end of operation at Luke AFB on March 16, 1983; struck off charge order (AVA) July 21, 1983
sold to USA 1983 with "Phase II" lot; sold to ROCAF 1983 under project "Ali Shan No.8" with 3.662 flight hours
operated by 8 TFS of 3 Wing (later 427th TFW) at CCK (Ching Chuan Kang) AB coded "4185"
crashed September 7, 1991 during AHC ("maximum performance operation") training after loss of control into the sea near Lu Gang,
near Si Luo River mouth, Yun Lin County; both pilots ejected but were killed; Lockheed C-2 seat, written off.

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