F-104F BB+377 WaSLw 10 (OTU Operational Training Unit) Norvenich AB 1961

F-104F, construction number 283-5064, model 483-04-08, US serial number 59-5011, built by Lockheed
manufactured by Lockheed Aircraft Cooperation (LAC), Burbank; assembly at Lockheed-Palmdale
first flight 1960 with US serial number "59-5011"; shipped to Germany on August 16, 1960
with train to Messerschmitt-Norvenich for reassembly; Messerschmitt test flight September 16, 1960
acceptance date September 29, 1960 by BABwMTT
BB+377 WaSLw 10 (OTU Operational Training Unit) at Norvenich AB on October 3, 1960 in Silver-finish colors
29+13 heavy damaged on March 6, 1970 during touch-and-go training,
landing gear was selected up to early and aircraft landed again on its belly, both pilots were ok, damaged beyond economical repair (DBR)
withdrawn from use and instructional airframe coded "1" with Brandschutzschule TSLw 3, 1970 last noted; scrapped later.

copyright  Erhard "Eddi" Goedert