F-104F BB+389 Joint Test Force (JTF) over Edwards AFB 1963

F-104F, construction number 283-5076, model 483-04-08, US serial number 59-5023, built by Lockheed
manufactured by Lockheed Aircraft Cooperation (LAC), Burbank; first flight in 1960 with US serial number "59-5023"
German airworthiness certificate on May 17, 1960
noted in May 1962 at Edwards AFB with JTF (Joint Test Force) in Silver-finish colors coded BB+389
airlifted January 8, 1963 with a Canadair CL-44D airfreighter of "Flying Tiger Line" to Messerschmitt-Manching
acceptance date January 10, 1963; March 30, 1961 by BABwMTT; reassambly and test flight on May 31, 1963
WaSLw 10 (OTU Operational Training Unit) delivery date on June 25, 1963 at Norvenich AB
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196" estimated 1965/66
29+21 withdrawn from use (grounded) on April 16, 1971 according government order; LwVersBer 1 on April 21, 1971
struck off charge order (AVA) June 29, 1971; instructional airframe (GIA) at Erding AB
later preserved close to tower without a code at Erding AB, seen May 18, 1974, last seen 1975
1981 as BDRT airframe at CFB Sollingen; June 13, 1983 noted; October 1992 last noted; scrapped.

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