F-104G DA+113 with "Joint Test Force" team (JTF) at Edwards AFB in 1962

F-104G, construction number 683-2016, company model 683-10-19, US serial number 63-13235, built by Lockheed
manufactured by Group USA (ARGE-USA); assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 2; first flight 1961
for test flights coded "116" only in Silver-finish colors; accepted by BABwLockheed in 1961
in June 1961 coded DA+113 at Edwards AFB with 6516th Flight Line Maintenance Squadron for "Joint Test Force" team during "Category II" A/A and A/G gunnery tests with 84 sorties
October 26, 1962 airlifted to Messerschmitt-Manching with 143 flight hours in a "Flying Tiger Line" CL-44D airfreighter
project "Lorely" (for JaboG 33) was not implemented; planned code DC+109 was not used
aircraft was not reassembled and not delivered to the Luftwaffe and stored; planned for project "Columbus" on November 15, 1962
according project "Columbus" airlifted to Lockheed-Palmdale, USA, coded BG+104 on December 22, 1962
 operated in USAF Silver-finish colors at Luke AFB by the 4510th CCTW (German shadow serial number 2014) coded 13235
1.970 flight hours in May 1977; flown until end of operation at Luke AFB on March 16, 1983
4510 Combat Crew Training Wing 1964-1969; 58 Tactical Fighter Training Wing 1970-1977; 58 Tactical Training Wing 1977-1983
struck of charge order (AVA) July 19, 1983; sold 1983 to USAF with 2.745 flight hours with "Phase III" lot
MAP (Military Assistance Program) to ROCAF 1983 under project "Ali Shan No.8"; coded "4364" to the 41 TFS of 2 Wing at Hsinchu AB
later 499th Tactical Fighter Wing at Hsinchu AB; of notice is the code presentation "03235"
July 8, 1988 accident due to unknown reason; inspection resulted in the aircraft being declared a write-off (DBR) in 1993; no further information; scrapped.

copyright  Heinz Birkenbeil