F-104G "12749" (65-12749) Luke AFB in March 1967 (3rd from the left)

F-104G, construction number 683D-8064, company model 683-10-19, US serial number 65-12749, built by Fokker
manufactured by North Group (ARGE-Nord); first flight April 12, 1963 coded KG+164; project "Roland" (for JG 71) in AWX (All Weather Fighter) version with "Wing Pylon Bomb Provision" modification
acceptance date by BABwFokker June 24, 1963; LVR 3 at Manching AB on July 15, 1963 for modifications and storage
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"; BB+235 for WaSLw 10 was planned but not used; planned delivery to JG 71 on July 3, 1964 was not executed; JA+254 planned but not used
ordered for project "Columbus III" on January 27, 1965; to Messerschmitt for disassembly on February 1, 1965
by railroad to Bremerhaven and shipped with US NABOB to Burbank, USA on February 25, 1965; reassembled by Lockheed-Palmdale
 operated by the 4510th CCTW at Luke AFB (German shadow serial number 2367) in USAF Silver-finish colors
12749 crashed August 2, 1968 at Gila Bend Range 4 on a Conventional Gunnery mission after overstressing the aircraft during a late recovery (CFIT), pilot ejected but was killed,
ejection attitude and altitude were too low to allow parachute deployment, 665 flight hours, operated by the 4518 CCTS, written off December 11, 1968.

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