TF-104G JD+368 Jagdgeschwader 74 "Mölders"

TF-104G, construction number 583D-5743, model 583-10-20, US serial number 61-3072, built by Lockheed
test flight release May 14, 1963, first flight 1963 coded with US serial number "61-3072"
MAP to Germany coded KE+243, delivery date July 25, 1963, airlifted to Germany on August 12, 1963
DA+072 coded for test flights by Messerschmitt; camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"
JD+368 JG 74 delivery date on October 2, 1964 at Neuburg AB
27+41 JaboG 34 on July 3, 1974; withdrawn from use and stored at LwSchleuse 11 on July 21, 1981; struck off charge order (AVA) July 13, 1983
with road transport to Cameri AB August 10, 1984 with 2.241 flight hours
AMI serial number MM54556 TF-104G coded 4-47 for 20°Gruppo of 4°Stormo; acceptance date July 1, 1988
operational April 15, 1992-October 16, 1996; IRAN and TF-104G-M conversion at Alenia from June 25, 1997 until December 22, 1999
4-47 delivery date with TF-104G-M modification December 22, 1999 in grey camouflage scheme
operational January 25, 2000 until October 21, 2003; last flight December 9, 2003 to Grazzanise AB
withdrawn from use December 2003; storage om taxitrack at Grazzanise AB December 2003; stored CFE flightline April 2009 last noted.

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