TF-104G "38456" (63-8456) at Luke AFB flight line in June 1975

TF-104G, construction number 583D-5760, model 583-10-20, US serial number 63-8456, built by Lockheed
manufactured by Group USA (ARGE-USA); assembly at Lockheed-Palmdale for Germany
test flights with US registration "63-8456"; MAP delivery date in 1963
 operated by the 4510th CCTW Luke AFB (German shadow serial number 2758) in USAF Silver-finish colors coded 38456
2.907 flight hours in May 1977; long term storage in 1978; sold to USAF 1983 with 2.907 flight hours with "Phase I" lot
struck off charge order (AVA) January 1, 1983
sold to ROCAF 1983 under project "Ali Shan No.8" coded "4184" for 28 TFS; to 12 SMS in 1989
crashed August 11, 1996 into sea near Ma Tsu due to loss of hydraulic system,
both pilots ejected safely and were rescued by a Sea Gull SAR helicopter from Sung Shan Airport
Lockheed C-2 seat, written off - It was the last F-104 crash of the ROCAF

63-8456 during service with ROCAF coded "4184"

copyright  Eric Tammer