F-104G NASA 826 registration N826NA, ex Luftwaffe 24+64 at Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California in 2011

RF-104G, construction number 683D-8213, model 683-04-10, built by Fokker
manufactured by North Group (ARGE-Nord); first flight January 30, 1964 coded KG+313
January 30, 1964 to Avio Diepen for RF-104G modifications according project "Recce"; March 5, 1964 to Fokker for camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"
acceptance date by BABwFokker (RNAF-MTA) April 16, 1964; LVR 3 (Luftwaffenversorgungsregiment 3) on April 27,1964 for technical upgrading
EB+114 AG 52 at Leck AB delivery date on November 5, 1964; IRAN at SABCA July 8, 1966 with 170 flight hours, back to AG 52 on April 18, 1967
24+64 WaSLw 10 on September 20, 1971
modified to AWX (All Weather Fighter) version F-104G on November 18, 1971; JG 74 on May 30, 1972
MFG 1 (Naval Air Wing 1) at Schleswig-Jagel AB on July 8, 1974; struck off charge order (AVA) December 4, 1973
WaSLw 10 on June 26, 1975 for NASA training with 1.671 flight hours
ferry flight from June 27, until July 2, 1975 together with construction number 5735 and 5739
via RAF Lossiemouth to Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards AFB, CA.; arrived at Dryden flown by Gary Krier.
NASA 826 [N826NA] aeronautical experiments test bed at Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards AFB, California.
Last research mission with NASA 826 was on January 31, 1994. Last flight February 3, 1994 as last NASA F-104.
A symbolic farewell with NASA 826 is piloted by Tom McMurtry, Chief Flight Operations Division.
Preserved at Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California from July 1995
on display at NASA Dryden Flight Research Facility in Visitor Center, Edwards, California; 2003 first noted; August 2016 last noted.

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