F-104F BB+387 WaSLw 10

F-104F, construction number 283-5074, model 483-04-08, US serial number 59-5021, built by Lockheed
manufactured by Lockheed Aircraft Cooperation (LAC), Burbank
first flight 1960 with US serial number "59-5021"
BB+387 shipped to Bremerhaven, Germany on November 14, 1960
by train transport to Messerschmitt-Norvenich, Messerschmitt test flight December 7, 1960
acceptance date December 14, 1960 by BABwMTT in Silver-finish colors
WaSLw 10 (OTU Operational Training Unit) delivery date December 15, 1960 at Norvenich AB
crashed June 19, 1962 into an open brown coal-mine at Knapsack near Norvenich
during practice show formation after disorientation of leader when entering cloud deck,
pilot was killed, written off; taken off the Lw aircraft type roster on August 16, 1962.

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