TF-104G "38452" (63-8452) ready for the next mission in October 1977; observe the ejection seat "heat covers"

TF-104G, construction number 583D-5756, company model 583-10-20, serial number 63-8452, built by Lockheed
manufactured by Group USA (ARGE-USA); first flight 1963 coded with US serial number "63-8452"; aircraft delivered 1963 for Germany
 operated by the 4510th CCTW at Luke AFB coded 38452 (German shadow serial number 2754) in USAF Silver-finish colors
1.876 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 to USAF 1983 with 2.726 flight hours with "Phase II" lot
MAP (Military Assistance Program) to Taiwan in 1984 under project "Ali Shan No.8" to 8 TFS of 3 Wing at CCK (Ching Chuan Kang) AB
flown coded "4181" with ROCAF; seen operated by the 12 SMS; withdrawn from use and decoy at CCK AB (Ching Chuan Kang) 1999 last noted; scrapped.

copyright  Chris Baird