F-104F 29+04 WaSLw 10 at Jever AB marked for "1000 Flugstunden" (1000 flying hours) on the tail in 1968

F-104F, construction number 283-5050, company model 483-04-08, US serial number 59-4997, built by Lockheed
manufactured by Lockheed Aircraft Corporation, Burbank; assembly at Lockheed, Palmdale
first flight 1960 with USAF serial number "59-4997"; acceptance date by BABwLockheed not known
BB+363 used for the training of the first German pilot conversion training at Palmdale in February 1960
shipped in boxes to Bremerhaven, Germany on June 27, 1960; transported by train to Messerschmitt-Norvenich
Messerschmitt reassembly and test flight July 29, 1960; acceptance date by BABwMTT on October 5, 1960
WaSLw 10 (OTU Operational Training Unit) delivery date at Norvenich on October 6, 1960 in Silver-finish colors; 1st PE (periodic inspection) at Erding AB on May 13, 1961
February 9, 1964 the "II. Ausbildungsgruppe WaSLw 10" relocated from Norvenich to Jever AB
29+04 "1000 hours" flown and camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196" in April 1968
withdrawn from use (grounded) in April 1971 according government orders; struck off charge order (AVA) June 29, 1971
stored at Erding AB in 1971; instructional airframe (firefighting) at TSLw 3 Fassberg coded "3" in 1971 noted; dump at Fassberg AB in June 1983 last noted; scrapped.

copyright  Hans Koning