F-104G "4393", ex 65-12753, displayed as Gate Guard at Hsinchu AB 2008

F-104G, construction number 683D-8071, company model 683-10-19, US serial number 65-12753, built by Fokker
manufactured by North Group (ARGE-Nord); coded KG+171 first flight May 14, 1963 at Fokker-Schiphol
acceptance date August 8, 1963 by BABwFokker (RNAF-MTA)
project "Roland" (for JG 71) in AWX (All Weather Fighter) version with "Wing Pylon Bomb Provision" modification
LVR 3 (Luftwaffenversorgungsregiment 3) at Manching AB on August 14, 1963 for modifications and storage
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"; planned code BB+240 for WaSLw 10 was not used
planned delivery to JG 71 was not executed; ordered for project "Columbus III" on January 27, 1965
to Messerschmitt for disassembly on February 8, 1965; shipped with German freighter "MS Nabob" to Burbank, USA on February 25, 1965
upgraded to modification status 2220
 operated by 4510th CCTW at Luke AFB coded 12753 (German shadow serial number 2372) in USAF Silver-finish colors
2.343 flight hours in May 1977; with 2.614 flight hours withdrawn from use and stored in airworthy condition as attrition reserve aircraft
struck off charge order (AVA) January 24, 1983
sold to USAF 1983 with "Phase I" lot; MAP (Military Assistance Program) to ROCAF 1983 under project "Ali Shan No.8" coded "4393"
operated with wrong serial number "63-12735"; preserved as Gate Guard of 2 TFW at Hsinchu AB in grey camouflage scheme 2002 first noted
preserved Hsinchu AB with wrong serial number "63-12735" April 26, 2008 noted; January 2023 last noted.

2449'11.28"N 12057'3.34"E

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