F-104G KG-121 at Fokker factory in June 1962

F-104G, construction number 683D-8021, company model 683-10-19, US serial number 65-12746, built by Fokker
manufactured by North Group (ARGE-Nord); assembled with Lockheed produced parts at Fokker-Schiphol
first flight August 29, 1962 coded KG+121; acceptance date by BABwFokker (RNAF-MTA) January 16, 1963
manufactured in AWX (All Weather Fighter) version under project "Green Hill" (for JG 71)
LVR 3 at Manching AB on February 28, 1963 for modifications; planned lease to RNLAF was not executed
instructional aircraft at TSLw 1 at Kaufbeuren AB delivery date on June 28, 1963 in Silver-finish colors
assigned for project "Columbus" on January 27, 1965; to Messerschmitt for disassembly on February 16, 1965
according project "Columbus III" airlifted to Lockheed-Burbank on February 23, 1965
reassembled and modified to the latest modification level at Palmdale
 operated by the 4510th CTTW at Luke AFB in USAF Silver-finish with USAF markings
(German shadow serial number 2343) coded 12746
crashed March 5, 1969 during a conventional bombing mission at the Gila Bend Gunnery Range Nr.3
during the recovery from a rocket pass parts of the right wing (with tip tank) separated from the aircraft
due to fatigue cracks; pilot was killed, operated that day by 4518th CCTS; 772 flight hours; written off
struck off charge order (AVA) August 8, 1969.

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