RF-104G-1 KG+330 modified for SLAR tests with the extended nose 1966

RF-104G, construction number 683D-8230, company model 683-04-10, US serial number 67-22517, built by Fokker
manufactured by North Group (ARGE-Nord); first flight March 16, 1964 coded KG+330 at Fokker-Schiphol
RF-104G modification at Weserflug in March 1964 with project "Recce" camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"
acceptance date July 15, 1964 by BABwFokker (RNAF-MTA); LVR 3 (Luftwaffenversorgungsregiment 3) Manching on July 23, 1964 for modifications
AG 52 at Leck AB delivery date on September 18, 1964; planned code EB+106 was not used
planned for project "Columbus III" on November 3, 1965, to Messerschmitt for disassembly on November 5, 1965 with code KG+330
according project "Columbus III" airlifted on November 16, 1965 to Lockheed-Burbank, USA
reassembled and modified to the latest modification level at Lockheed-Palmdale
initially planned for SLAR tests [RF-104G-1], but not used; modified to F-104G at Lockheed-Palmdale
 operated at Luke AFB by the 4510th CCTW (German shadow serial number 2480) in USAF Silver-finish coded 22517
flown until end of operation at Luke AFB on March 16, 1983
struck off charge order (AVA) July 21, 1983; 1983 sold with 2.622 flight hours to USAF with lot 2
1984 under project "Ali Shan No.8" MAP (Military Assistance Program) to ROCAF coded "4400" 
for the 12 TRS (12 SMS: Special Mission Squadron) at Taoyuan AB
later operated as RF-104G in LOROP configuration (which LOROP reconnaissance camera in a specially enlarged nose)
withdrawn from use 1989; static with 42 TFS markings during retirement ceremony May 16, 1998
displayed at a park in Xihu Town, Changhua County on April 23, 2001 first noted; October 4, 2009 noted; April 2020 last noted.

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