F-104G "13526" (66-13526) leading a formation for landing at Luke AFB in October 1982

F-104G, construction number 7177, company model 683-10-19, US serial number 66-13526, built by Messerschmitt (MTT)
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd); assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 7
assembled by Messerschmitt-Manching starting June 8, 1964; first flight August 13, 1964 coded KE+477
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 October 30, 1964 by BABwMTT
DD+253 JaboG 34 at Memmingen AB delivery date on December 7, 1964
according project "Columbus III" airlifted on March 5, 1966 to Lockheed-Burbank, USA; to Palmdale for repair, reassembly and upgrading
 operated at Luke AFB by the 4510th CCTW (shadow serial number 2294) in USAF Silver-finish colors coded 13526
2.231 flight hours in May 1977; flown until end of operation at Luke AFB on March 16, 1983
struck off charge order (AVA) July 19, 1983 with 3.005 flight hours; sold to the USAF with "Phase III" lot
MAP (Military Assistance Program) to ROCAF with under project "Ali Shan No.8" to 41 squadron of 2 Wing at Hsinchu AB coded as "4394"
crashed into sea near Hsinchu AB on December 21, 1990 after loss of aileron control (flaps malfunction) during approach, pilot was found dead later, written off.

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