TF-104G "38467" (63-8467) 4510th CCTW Luke AFB in Echelon formation 1968

TF-104G, construction number 583D-5775, model 583-10-20, US serial number 63-8467, built by Lockheed
manufactured by Group USA (ARGE-USA); assembly and test flights at Lockheed-Palmdale for Germany; first flight 1963 with US registration "63-8467"
 to German Air Force at Luke AFB and operated by the 4510th CCTW Luke AFB (German shadow serial number 2769) in USAF Silver-finish colors coded 38467
2.904 flight hours in May 1977; flown until end of operation at Luke AFB on March 16, 1983
struck off charge order (AVA) January 24, 1983; sold to USAF with 3.493 flight hours with "Phase I" lot
sold to ROCAF 1983 under project "Ali Shan No.8" coded "4193" to 41 TFS of 2 Wing; withdrawn date not known
planned to be displayed at a park in Chichi, Nantou County, but the town suffered huge damage in the big earthquake in 1998
early 2001 it was found displayed at 823 Campaign Memorial Park in Taichung City, with the 48th squadron insignia painted on the tail fin
this was a temperate marking only for the F-104 retirement ceremony; 2003 first noted; June 2016 last noted.

copyright  Hubert Peitzmeier