TF-104G TA+161 MFG 1 (Naval Air Wing 1)

TF-104G, construction number 583D-5732, model 583-10-20, US serial number 61-3061, built by Lockheed
manufactured by Lockheed (ARGE-USA); MAP to Germany
first flight 1963 coded with US serial number "61-3061" at Lockheed-Palmdale
acceptance date April 22, 1963 by BABwLockheed coded KE+232
airlifted to Manching June 18, 1963 with 29 flight hours in a Canadair CL-44D airfreighter of the "Flying Tiger Line"
coded DA+061 for test flights by Messerschmitt; camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"
TA+161 MFG 1 delivery date on October 23, 1963 at Schleswig-Jagel AB
27+30 Navy camouflage scheme "Norm 76" according tech order "TA-196-3" in 1969
crashed August 25, 1970 after take-off from Schleswig-Jagel AB near Kropp due to engine failure caused from FOD,
both pilots ejected safely; written off; struck off charge order (AVA) March 3, 1971.

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