F-104G "13524" (66-13524) of 58 TFTW Luke AFB, Arizona

F-104G, construction number 683D-7120, company model 683-10-19, US serial number 66-13524, built by Lockheed
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd); assembly by Messerschmitt-Manching starting September 13, 1963
assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 4; first flight January 3, 1964 coded KE+420 by Messerschmitt AG
delivery date April 17, 1964; project "Diana" in Fighterbomber version (for JaboG 34) with installed Vulcan M61 20 mm machine gun
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"; acceptance date February 28, 1964 by BABwMTT
DD+112 JaboG 34 at Memmingen AB delivery date on April 20, 1964; planned for project "Columbus III" on December 23, 1965
airlifted to USA on January 21, 1966 according project "Columbus III" to Lockheed-Burbank; reassembled and modified to the latest modification level at Lockheed-Palmdale
 delivery to the 4510th CCTW at Luke AFB; with USAF Silver-finish markings coded 13524 (shadow serial number 2242)
midair collision during a 4-ship rejoin west of Wickenburg, AZ with construction number 2091 (63-13263) on July 11, 1969
and emergency landing at Luke AFB; repaired and back to the 58 TFTW
crashed March 18, 1976 with 418 TFTS on Gila Bend Range (East TAC Range) after ground contact during a 30 degrees pop-up tactical delivery (CFIT)
pilot (GAF IP) did not eject and was fatally injured; written off.

Project "Diana": delivery of 42 Fighterbomber with built-in Vulcan M61 20 mm machine gun for 1st and 2nd Squadron of Jagdbombergeschwader 34 (FBW 34) at Memmingen, 
later the number of aircraft was increased to 48.

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