F-104G "14890" (67-14890) 69th TFTS of 58 TFTW over the Grand Canyon, Arizona 1973

RF-104G, construction number 683D-8204, model 683-04-10, US serial number 67-14890, built by Fokker
manufactured by North Group (ARGE-Nord); first flight January 15, 1964 coded KG+304 at Fokker-Schiphol
to Weserflug in January 1964 for RF-104G photoreconnaissance version modifications according project "Recce"
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"; acceptance date April 28, 1964 by BABwFokker (RNAF-MTA)
BB+251 WaSLw 10 at Jever AB delivery date on May 12.1964; according project "Columbus III" disassembled on March 6, 1967 at Messerschmitt
airlifted on April 19,1967 to Lockheed-Burbank, USA; upgrading to the highest modification status under project "2220" at Palmdale
 operated by the 4510th TFTW at Luke AFB (German shadow serial number 2456) in USAF Silver-finish coded 14890
58th TFTW on January 1, 1970, 58th TTW on April 1, 1977
temporary storage with 1.689 flight hours in 1977; flown until end of operation at Luke AFB on March 16, 1983
struck off charge order (AVA) July 19, 1983; sold to USAF with 2.474 flight hours in 1983 with "Phase III" lot
under project "Ali Shan No.8" coded "4398" to the 41 TFS of 2 Wing (ROCAF) at Hsinchu AB in 1983
modified to RF-104G LOROP at 12 TRS (SMS); withdrawn from use August 25, 1995
displayed at Kang Le Park at Hsinchu City, near Hsinchu AB, 12 TRS marks; 2000 first noted; August 2016 last noted.

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