TF-104G EA+371 Aufklärungsgeschwader 51 "Immelmann" (AG 51) at Ingolstadt AB 1967

TF-104G, construction number 583D-5721, model 583-10-20, serial number 61-3050, built by Lockheed
manufactured by Group USA (ARGE-USA); assembly at Lockheed-Palmdale; test flights at Palmdale coded "61-3050"; coded KE+221 MAP to Germany
acceptance date March 22, 1963 by BABwLockheed; airlifted March 21, 1963 to Manching with a Canadair CL-44D airfreighter of the "Flying Tiger Line"
DA+050 code for Messerschmitt assembly and test flight on July 26, 1963; camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"
acceptance date October 10, 1963 by BABwMTT
EA+371 AG 51 "Immelmann" at Ingolstadt-Manching AB delivery date on October 16, 1963; 1969 AG 51 relocated to Bremgarten AB
27+20 JG 74 at Neuburg AB on October 1, 1970; JaboG 34 at Memmingen AB on December 28, 1970; JaboG 36 at Hopsten AB on March 29, 1971
WaSLw 10 on May 15, 1975; LVR 1 "F-104 Kommando" at Erding AB on April 26, 1984
withdrawn from use and stored at LwSchleuse 11 on December 13, 1985; struck off charge order (AVA) February 3, 1986
to Turkish Air Force (Türk Hava Kuvvetleri) (TuAF serial number 63-5721) May 6, 1986 with 3.141 flight hours
coded "9-721" with 9.AJU at Balikesir AB July 1987-August 1992; with 8.AJU August 1993-April 1994
preserved coded "6-721" as Gate Guard at Kutahya AP July 1998; July 2005 noted; May 2015 last noted.

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