TF-104G EA+373 AG 51 (Aufklärungsgeschwader 51) on final at Ramstein AB 1965

TF-104G, construction number 583F-5913, model 583-10-20, built by Lockheed
manufactured by Group USA (ARGE-USA) and Messerschmitt (ARGE-Süd)
South Group (ARGE-Süd) parts (fuselage and wings) assembly according contract lot 3
airlifted to USA May 31, 1965 with a Canadair CL-44D airfreighter of "Flying Tiger Line"
at Lockheed-Burbank assembled and test flights coded KF+213 at Palmdale in 1965
airlifted to Avio Diepen at Ypenburg, Netherlands on October 27, 1965 for reassambly
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"; accepted on December 29, 1966 by BABwFokker
EA+373 AG 51 at Ingolstadt-Manching AB delivery date on January 7, 1966; 1969 deployment to Bremgarten AB (EDSG)
27+84 JaboG 34 on September 21, 1970; JaboG 31 on December 9, 1970; JaboG 33 on June 13, 1973; JaboG 31 on July 26, 1973
JaboG 34 on April 25, 1983; JaboG 33 on May 5, 1983; ErpSt 61 on September 28, 1984
withdrawn from use with 3.341 flight hours at LwSchleuse 11 on July 7, 1986; struck off charge order (AVA) September 5, 1986
coded "4-913" on August 19, 1986 to Turkish Air Force with 4.AJU at Murted AB; 1987 seen operational with 4.AJU coded "4-913"
1989 last noted; withdrawn from use at 1. Air Supply and Maintenance Center at Eskisehir AB on June 8, 1992; scrapped.

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