RF-104G "4400" (67-22517) with LOROP nose in grey camouflage 12th Special Mission Squadron of 5 Wing ROCAF, Tao Yuan AB

RF-104G, construction number 683D-8230, model 683-04-10, serial number 67-22517, built by Fokker
manufactured by North Group (ARGE-Nord); first flight March 16, 1964 coded KG+330 at Fokker-Schiphol
RF-104G photoreconnaissance version modification at Weserflug in March 1964 with project "Recce"
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"
acceptance date July 15, 1964 by BABwFokker (RNAF-MTA)
LVR 3 (Luftwaffenversorgungsregiment 3) at Manching AB on July 23, 1964 for modifications
AG 52 at Leck AB delivery date on September 18, 1964; planned code EB+106 was not used
KG+330 according project "Columbus III" airlifted to USA on November 16, 1965
initially planned for SLAR test [RF-104G-1], but not used; modified to F-104G at Lockheed-Palmdale
 operated at Luke AFB by the 4510th CCTW (German shadow serial number 2480)
in USAF Silver-finish colors coded 22517; struck off charge order (AVA) July 21, 1983
1983 sold with 2.622 flight hours to USAF with lot 2
1984 under project "Ali Shan No.8" MAP to ROCAF coded "4400" for the 12 TRS
(SMS Special Mission Squadron) at Taoyuan AB
later operated as RF-104G in LOROP configuration
(which LOROP reconnaissance camera in a specially enlarged nose); withdrawn from use 1989
static with 42 TFS markings during retirement ceremony May 16, 1998
displayed at a park in Xihu town, Changhua county on April 23, 2001 first noted
October 4, 2009 noted; September 4, 2011 noted; July 2020 noted.

2357'46.27"N 12028'24.95"E

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