TF-104G "38458" (63-8458) 4510th CCTW at Luke AFB (KLUF), Arizona in October 1975

TF-104G, construction number 583D-5762, company model 583-10-20, US serial number 63-8458, built by Lockheed
manufactured by Group USA (ARGE-USA); assembly at Lockheed-Palmdale for Germany; test flights with US registration "63-8458"; aircraft for Germany delivery date 1963
 operated by the 4510th CCTW Luke AFB (German shadow serial number 2760) in USAF Silver-finish colors coded 38458
2.870 flight hours in May 1977; flown until end of operation at Luke AFB on March 16, 1983
sold to USAF in 1983 with 3.189 flight hours with "Phase III" lot; struck off charge order (AVA) July 19, 1983
MAP (Military Assistance Program) to Taiwan on December 14, 1983, first aircraft of the project "Ali Shan No.8" received by 2 Wing of ROCAF at Hsinchu AB
with ROCAF coded "4186"; December 10, 1984 emergency landing after mechanical trouble at Ching Chuan Kang AB, the two pilots Wang and Lan were safe; to 12 TRS in May 1998
on May 8, 1998 wingman of the last F-104 flight; May 22, 1998 taxiing aircraft in the retirement ceremony
July 16, 1998 display at Chiang Ching-kou Memorial Hall on Kinmen Island, located in Jhongshanlin Recreational Area in Kinmen National Park, 12 SMS marks; 2001 first noted
November 8, 2008 noted carrying a Falcon A/A missile; in Kinmen National Park September 2014 noted; March 2022 last noted.

copyright  Peter Foster

63-8458 prepared for transfer to Taiwan in April 1983 @ Lewis Grant