F-104G "12751" (65-12751) at Luke AFB with a dart (tow target system) under the wing for air to air gunnery training 1974

F-104G, construction number 683D-8068, model 683-10-19, US serial number 65-12751, built by Fokker
manufactured by North Group (ARGE-Nord); coded KG+168 first flight April 18, 1963
project "Roland" (for JG 71) in AWX (All Weather Fighter) version with "Wing Pylon Bomb Provision" modification
acceptance date by BABwFokker on July 10, 1963; LVR 3 at Manching AB on July 16, 1963 for modifications and storage
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"; planned code BB+237 for WaSLw 10 was not used
planned delivery to JG 71 on May 13, 1964 was not executed (planned code JA+102 not used)
ordered for project "Columbus III" on January 27, 1965; to Messerschmitt for disassembly on February 4, 1965
shipped to USA on February 25, 1965; modified at Lockheed-Palmdale to the highest construction level
 operated by the 4510 CCTW Luke AFB (shadow serial number 2369) in USAF Silver-finish colors coded 12751
2.304 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; with 2.608 flight hours sold to USAF with "Phase I" lot
sold to ROCAF in 1983 under project "Ali Shan No.8" coded "4392" to the 41 TFS of 2 Wing of ROCAF at Hsinchu AB
modified to RF-104G with 12 TRS (SMS) of 2 TFW; seen carrying the LOROP nose
crashed May 31, 1988 during practice of a low altitude pass at TaoYuan AB carrying LOROP training nose,
sink rate was too high, the pilot jettisoned wingtip tanks and advanced the throttle, but still hit the runway,
damage was beyond economical repair (DBR), pilot was safe, written off and scrapped.

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