TF-104G "13078" (61-3078) landing after a gunnery mission with bomb dispenser on the right pylon 1981

TF-104G, construction number 583D-5749, company model 583-10-20, US serial number 61-3078, built by Lockheed
manufactured by Group USA (ARGE-USA); first flight 1963 coded with US serial number "61-3078"; delivered 1963 for Germany
 operated at Luke AFB by the 4510 CCTW (German shadow serial number 2747) in USAF Silver-finish colors coded 13078
2.871 flight hours in May 1977; flown until end of operation at Luke AFB on March 16, 1983; struck off charge order (AVA) July 21, 1983; sold 1983 to USAF with "Phase II" lot
MAP (Military Assistance Program) to Taiwan 1983 under project "Ali Shan No.8" with 3.678 flight hours; coded "4175" to 3rd TFW; 1989 with 48 TFS of 2nd TFW
crashed May 23, 1989 on Take-off from Pingtung South AB to CCK AB, Pingtung County after IRAN
aircraft pitched up after lift-off followed by an engine flame-out; test pilot and flight mechanic ejected safely; written off.

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