F-104G "14892" (67-14892) loaded with "Sidewinder" missile, 58th TFTW Luke AFB (KLUF) Arizona

RF-104G, construction number 683D-8192, company model 683-04-10, US serial number 67-14892, built by Fokker
manufactured by North Group (ARGE-Nord); first flight January 3, 1964 coded KG+292 at Fokker-Schiphol
to Fokker-Weserflug in December 1963 for RF-104G modifications according project "Recce"
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"; acceptance date by BABwFokker (RNAF-MTA) August 31, 1964
BB+242 WaSLw 10 at Jever AB delivery date on September 14, 1964; to Messerschmitt for disassembly on March 17, 1967
according project "Columbus III" airlifted to Lockheed-Palmdale, USA on June 21, 1967; modified to F-104G at Lockheed according modification status 2220
 operated by the 4510 CCTW (German shadow serial number 2448) coded 14892 in USAF Silver-finish colors
1.526 flight hours in May 1977; flown until end of operation at Luke AFB on March 16, 1983
withdrawn from use July 19, 1983 with 2.292 flight hours; struck off charge order (AVA) July 19, 1969; sold to USA July 19, 1983 with "Phase III" lot
MAP (Military Assistance Program) to ROCAF under Project "Ali Shan No.8" coded "4399" to the 41 TFS of 2 Wing at Hsinchu AB
converted to RF-104G and recoded "5664" with 12 TRS based at Taoyuan AB
crashed March 4, 1993 with 12 TRS (SMS-12th Special Mission Squadron) of 5 Tactical Combined Wing at Taoyuan AB; crashed after engine malfunction in remote Qi Lan Mountain area, 
Hsinchu County, pilot Lieutenant Colonel Chang Fu Yi (Squadron deputy commander) ejected and was rescued 2 days later, written off.

Project "Recce": included 66 RF-104G from ARGE-Nord, which were converted to RF-104G before delivery
They were mainly intended for the second squadron of WaSLw 10, AG 51, AG 52 and project Columbus

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