TF-104G 38461 "FG-461" (63-8461) in close formation 1965

TF-104G, construction number 583D-5765, company model 583-10-20, US serial number 63-8461, built by Lockheed
manufactured by Group USA (ARGE-USA); delivery date in 1963 at Palmdale; test flights with US registration code "63-8461"; MAP for Germany in 1963
 operated by the 4510th CCTW at Luke AFB only (German shadow serial number 2763) in USAF Silver-finish coded 38461
2.937 flight hours in May 1977; 1979 put into long term storage; struck off charge order (AVA) January 24, 1983; sold to USAF 1983 with "Phase I" lot with 3.241 flight hours
MAP to Taiwan in 1984 under project "Ali Shan No.8" coded "4188" to 28 TFS of 2 Wing; accident on August 24, 1990 during landing caused by a non-functioning nosewheel
emergency landing on fire-proof foam covered runway, both pilots were ok; aircraft was repaired; scrapped 1995.

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