TF-104G EB+373 Aufklärungsgeschwader 52 (AG 52) Tiger Meet at Leck AB June 1967

TF-104G, construction number 583F-5920, company model 583-10-20, built by Lockheed
manufactured by Lockheed and Messerschmitt (ARGE-Süd); assembly according contract lot 4
fuselage assembled at Messerschmitt-Augsburg, wings manufactured at Messerschmitt-Manching
ARGE-Süd parts (fuselage, wings and tail) airlifted to USA on July 12, 1965 with a Canadair CL-44D airfreighter of "Flying Tiger Line"
at Lockheed-Burbank assembled and test flights coded KF+219 at Palmdale in 1965; airlifted to Avio Diepen, Ypenburg AB, Netherlands on December 24, 1965 for reassambly
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"; accepted on March 9, 1966 by BABwFokker
EB+373 AG 52 at Leck AB delivery date on March 9, 1966
27+90 detached to Decimomannu AB  September 8, 1971; JaboG 34 on March 3, 1972; JaboG 33 at Buchel AB on May 5, 1977
Deci December 22, 1978 (over 4 years at Decimomannu); JaboG 33 at Buchel AB on March 24, 1983
withdrawn from use due to major repair at Buchel; to TSLw 3 at Fassberg AB on November 8, 1983
instructional airframe (GIA) at apprentice shop Fassberg AB in November 1994 last noted; struck off charge order (AVA) February 17, 1984
preserved Luftwaffenmuseum der Bundeswehr Berlin-Gatow 1996 without markings; January 2022 last noted (outside, weathered).

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