F-104J "689" (76-8689) 203 squadron JASDF at Komatsu AB during ACM training at Chitose AB 1982

F-104J, construction number 683B-3189, model 683-07-14, JASDF serial number 76-8689, built by Mitsubishi
delivery date April 18, 1967; assigned 201 Hikotai of 2 Kokudan at Chitose AB until 1974; 206 Hikotai of 7 Kokudan at Hyakuri AB in 1975
202 Hikotai of 5 Kokudan at Nyutabaru AB in 1976; 203 Hikotai of 2 Kokudan at Komatsu AB in 1980
ACM meet in August 1982 carrying a 2 tone grey camouflage color scheme with 203 Hikotai team
204 Hikotai of 5 Kokudan at Tsuiki AB in 1984; 207 Hikotai of 83 AG at Naha AB 1985; withdrawn from use
stored at Gifu AB until May 2000; delivered to Chitose AB after 17 years in June 2000
reassembled and repainted before it was ground displayed at air show on August 6, 2000 (201 sqn marks left rudder, 203 sqn marks right rudder)
Chitose AB, Hokkaidou, 2003 noted; Chitose AB, Hokkaido Prefecture, August 2017 noted.

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