F-104F BB+382 WaSLw 10 (OTU Operational Training Unit) at Jever AB

F-104F, construction number 283-5069, company model 483-04-08, US serial number 59-5016, built by Lockheed
manufactured by Lockheed Aircraft Cooperation (LAC), Burbank; first flight 1960 with US serial number "59-5016"
BB+382 shipped in boxes to Bremerhaven, Germany on September 29, 1960; by train to Messerschmitt-Norvenich
Messerschmitt test flight on October 21, 1960, German airworthiness certificate on October 26, 1960; acceptance date November 23, 1960 by BABwMTT in Silver-finish colors
WaSLw 10 (OTU Operational Training Unit) delivery date on November 23, 1960 at Norvenich AB; camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196" estimated 1965/66
damaged at Manching on February 23, 1967 due to strong winds, repaired and back to WaSLw 10 on April 21, 1967
29+16 had an accident in 1969, repaired by MBB but repair was not completed
withdrawn from use (grounded) on April 16, 1971 according government orders; struck off charge order (AVA) June 29, 1971
in 1971 on pole in Blücher barracks at Aurich coded "20+86" (2086 was the old postal code for Aurich)
September 21, 1984 noted; JG 71 marks 2001 noted; September 2006 noted; September 1, 2011 last noted
for sale by VEBEG in March 2013; sold to a private collector in Zehdenick, a town north of Berlin August 28, 2013
stored in private collection at Zehdenick, Brandenburg, Germany first noted September 29, 2013; display on pole in November 2018 first noted; October 2021 last noted.

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