TF-104G "13624" (66-13624) climbing into the training area 1968

TF-104G, construction number 583F-5935, company model 583-10-20, US serial number 66-13624, assembly by Lockheed
manufactured by Lockheed, Messerschmitt (ARGE-Süd) and VFW; main parts manufactured by ARGE-Süd (fuselage) and VFW (wings)
airlifted to Lockheed-Burbank on November 16, 1966; assembly and test flights coded "13624" at Palmdale (planned code KF+235 was not used)
 operated in USAF Silver-finish colors by the 4510th CCTW at Luke AFB (German shadow serial number 2805) coded 13624
crashed February 6, 1976 on Gila Bend Bombing Range after loss of right forward flap and subsequent loss of control; both pilots ejected safely, operated by 418 TFTS; 2.039 flight hours; written off.

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