F-104G DA+233 JaboG 31 (FBW 31) at Norvenich AB 1962

F-104G, construction number 683-2028, model 683-10-19, US serial number 63-13245, built by Lockheed
manufactured by Group USA (ARGE-USA); assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 3
flight test release October 27, 1961; flown with register number "128" for test flights; coded KF+104 for delivery with 30 flight hours
project "42" as Fighterbomber (for JaboG 31) with Vulcan M61 20 mm machine gun installed
and long range tanks as loose parts; shipped to Bremerhaven, Germany November 15, 1961
Messerschmitt reassembly and test flight January 25, 1962; acceptance date by BABwMTT April 26, 1962
DA+233 delivery date on April 27, 1962 to JaboG 31 at Norvenich AB in Silver-finish colors
assigned for project "Columbus" on November 15, 1962; to Messerschmitt for disassembly on April 8, 1963
according project "Columbus" airlifted coded BG+134 to Lockheed-Burbank on May 9, 1963
reassembled and modified to the latest modification level at Lockheed-Palmdale
 operated by the 4510th CCTW at Luke AFB (German shadow serial number 2023) in USAF Silver-finish colors coded 13245
in long term storage from April 1976 until September 1978 with 2.334 flight hours; struck off charge order (AVA) July 21, 1983
sold to USAF with 2.814 flight hours 1983 with "Phase II" lot
sold to ROCAF coded "4370" under project "Ali Shan No.8" to 42 squadron of 2 Wing
to 28 TFS, the "Baby Dragon" squadron, 427 Wing (3 Wing became 427th TFW on August 16, 1976)
crashed October 3, 1991 after engine failure and 2 unsuccessful restarts into sea during a radar low level mission
pilot Wang Tien-hu ejected safely and was rescued by S-70C helicopter; Lockheed C-2 seat; written off.

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