F-104J "708" (76-8708) of 207 Hikotai (squadron) 83 Air Group (wing) 1984 at Naha AB 1985

F-104J, construction number 683B-3208, model 583-07-14, serial number 76-8708, built by Mitsubishi
JASDF delivery date December 1, 1967; first unit 206 Hikotai of 7 Wing; 207 Hikotai of 7 Wing seen in 1974
207 Hikotai of 83 Air Group seen late 70s till 1985 (207 Hikotai 83 Air Group 07.11.1984 at Naha AB)
late 80s put on storage at Gifu AB from at least June 1990 to early 1993
modified to UF-104JA target drone in 1993
March 25, 1996 coded as 76-3708 shot down at firing range located near Iwo Jima Island.

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