TF-104G "13626" (66-13626) with 2 pylon tanks and Sidewinder training missiles

TF-104G, construction number 583F-5937, model 583-10-20, US serial number 66-13626, assembly by Lockheed
manufactured by Lockheed, Messerschmitt (ARGE-Süd) and VFW; main parts (fuselage and wings) manufactured by ARGE-Süd
airlifted to Lockheed-Burbank on December 9, 1966; assembly and test flights at Palmdale coded with US serial number "13626"
(planned code KF+237 was not used)
 operated in USAF Silver-finish colors by the 4510th CCTW at Luke AFB (German shadow serial number 2807) coded 13626
2.425 flight hours in May 1977
crashed June 20, 1978 at Gila Bend Range during air/ground gunnery after engine failure due to a broken throttle linkage,
both pilots ejected safely; operated by the 69 TFTS; written off.

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