TF-104G 27+10 ErpSt 61 (GAF Test Facility 61) at Manching AB 1979

TF-104G, construction number 583D-5711, company model 583-10-20, US serial number 61-3040, built by Lockheed
manufactured by Group USA (ARGE-USA); assembly at Lockheed-Palmdale; Lockheed test flights coded with US serial number "61-3040" at Palmdale
KE+211 to Germany acceptance date December 14, 1962 by BABwLockheed
airlifted February 8, 1963 to Messerschmitt-Manching; coded DA+040 for Messerschmitt functional test flights
BB+110 WaSLw 10 at Norvenich AB delivery date on April 30, 1963 in Silver finish colors
February 9, 1964 the "II. Ausbildungsgruppe WaSLw.10" relocated from Norvenich to Jever AB; camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196" in March 1965
27+10 ErpSt 61 at Manching AB on February 27, 1974
withdrawn from use at LwSchleuse 11 on December 18, 1985 with 2.142 flight hours; struck off charge order (AVA) February 3, 1986
MAP (Military Assistance Program) to Turkish Air Force (Türk Hava Kuvvetleri) with TuAF serial number 62-5711 on February 25, 1986
coded "9-711" with 9.AJU at Balikesir AB July 1990; with 8.AJU in 1994/95 last noted; preserved Istanbul Yesilköy Aviation Museum, in barracks close to water in July 1999 coded "8-711"
noted at Yesilköy (near Istanbul) preserved at the waterside on December 12, 2004 still coded as "8-711"
on a monument at Air Force Academy, Istanbul (F-16 style camouflage scheme) without serial number; January 2007 first noted; May 2021 last noted.

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