F-104F BB+363 operated from Palmdale over California on March 15, 1960 (Conversion Flight F-104F)

F-104F, construction number 283-5050, company model 483-04-08, US serial number 59-4997, built by Lockheed
manufactured by Lockheed Aircraft Corporation (LAC), Burbank; assembly at Lockheed-Palmdale
first flight 1960 with USAF serial number "59-4997"; acceptance date by BABwLockheed not known
BB+363 used for the training of the first German pilot conversion training at Palmdale in February 1960
shipped in boxes to Bremerhaven, Germany June 27, 1960; transported by train to Messerschmitt-Norvenich
Messerschmitt reassembly and test flight July 29, 1960; acceptance date by BABwMTT on October 5, 1960
WaSLw 10 (OTU Operational Training Unit) at Norvenich AB delivery date on October 6, 1960 in Silver-finish colors
1st PE (periodic inspection) at Erding AB on May 13, 1961
February 9, 1964 the "II. Ausbildungsgruppe WaSLw 10" relocated from Norvenich to Jever AB
29+04 "1000 hours" flown and camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196" in April 1968
withdrawn from use (grounded) in April 1971 according government orders; struck off charge order (AVA) June 29, 1971; stored at Erding AB in 1971
instructional airframe (firefighting) at TSLw 3 Fassberg coded "3" in 1971 noted; dump at Fassberg AB in June 1983 last noted; scrapped.

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