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

TF-104G, construction number 583D-5760, company 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"; 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
MAP (Military Assistance Program) 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  Willy Metze