F-104F 29+11 WaSLw 10 (OTU Operational Training Unit) Norvenich AB

F-104F, construction number 283-5061, company model 483-04-08, US serial number 59-5008, built by Lockheed
manufactured by Lockheed Aircraft Cooperation (LAC), Burbank; assembly at Lockheed-Palmdale; first flight 1960 with US serial number "59-5008"; shipped in boxes to Bremerhaven, Germany August 3, 1960
transported by train to Messerschmitt-Norvenich for reassembly; Messerschmitt test flight on September 2, 1960; acceptance date September 27, 1960 by BABwMTT in Silver-finish colors
BB+374 WaSLw 10 (OTU Operational Training Unit) at Norvenich AB delivery date September 29, 1960; February 9, 1964 the "II. Ausbildungsgruppe WaSLw 10" relocated from Norvenich to Jever AB
29+11 heavily damaged December 14, 1970 during an emergency landing due to bird strike at Soesterberg AB, Netherlands
during landing roll main landing gear broke off; both pilots were ok; struck off charge order (AVA) December 14, 1970
29+11 was in the process to repair to operational status, but order for grounding all F-104F from MatALw dated 16.04.1971 stopped the repair, aircraft was withdrawn from use!
on pole inside Köln-Wahn barracks coded "BB+374" at Luftflotten-Kommando with no markings in 1972 with training aid code "C062"
in October 1997 it was transported to Erding AB for complete restoration; seen at Erding September 1, 1998
preserved on pole in Köln-Wahn barracks (LwFüKdo) late 1999; 2005 noted; March 5, 2007 taken down from the pole and dismantled; September 2007 stored at Köln-Wahn (Flugbereitschaft)
March 14, 2010 last noted; February 17, 2011 transported to Flugwelt Altenburg-Nobitz (on loan from Luftwaffenmuseum der Bundeswehr Berlin-Gatow)
preserved in Museum der Flugwelt Altenburg-Nobitz; April 21, 2011 first noted; restoration with landing gear down completed on March 22, 2012; May 2021 last noted.

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