F-104F BB+369 WaSLw 10 (Luftwaffe Weapon Training Wing 10) at Norvenich on July 22, 1960 for the presentation to the German press

F-104F, construction number 283-5056, model 483-04-08, US serial number 59-5003, built by Lockheed
manufactured by Lockheed Aircraft Corporation (LAC), Burbank; assembly at Lockheed-Palmdale
first flight 1960 with US serial number coded "59-5003"; coded BB+369 shipped to Bremerhaven on June 28, 1960
transported by train to Messerschmitt-Norvenich in Silver-finish colors; test flight on August 12, 1960
German airworthiness certificate on August 17, 1960; acceptance date September 19, 1960 by BABwMTT
BB+369 WaSLw 10 (OTU Operational Training Unit) at Norvenich AB delivery date on September 20, 1960
lost radar-nose after take-off from Jever AB on April 9, 1962 due to lightning strike, loosing all engine-and attitude-instruments,
emergency landing at Köln-Wahn Airport with chase aircraft; repaired by LPR 1 and back to WaSLw 10 in 1962
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196" estimated in 1966
29+07 grounded and withdrawn from use 1971 according government orders; struck off charge order (AVA) June 29, 1971
instructional airframe (GIA) at TSLw 3 at Fassberg AB in 1971 for fire-practice purposes; scrapped in 1988.

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