F-104F BB+389 Joint Test Force (JTF) over Edwards AFB 1963

F-104F, construction number 283-5076, company model 483-04-08, US serial number 59-5023, built by Lockheed
manufactured by Lockheed Aircraft Cooperation (LAC), Burbank; first flight in 1960 with US serial number "59-5023"; German airworthiness certificate on May 17, 1960
noted in April 1961 and May 1962 at Edwards AFB with JTF (Joint Test Force) in Silver-finish colors coded BB+389
airlifted January 8, 1963 with a Canadair CL-44D airfreighter of "Flying Tiger Line" to Messerschmitt-Manching
acceptance date January 10, 1963; March 30, 1961 by BABwMTT; reassambly and test flight on May 31, 1963
WaSLw 10 (OTU Operational Training Unit) delivery date on June 25, 1963 at Norvenich AB; February 9, 1964 the "II. Ausbildungsgruppe WaSLw 10" relocated from Norvenich to Jever AB
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196" estimated 1965
29+21 withdrawn from use (grounded) on April 16, 1971 according government order; LwVersBer 1 on April 21, 1971
struck off charge order (AVA) June 29, 1971; instructional airframe (GIA) at Erding AB
later preserved close to tower without a code at Erding AB, seen May 18, 1974, seen 1975 in a hangar (bad shape)
1981 as BDRT airframe (GIA) at CFB Sollingen; June 13, 1983 noted used for fire practice duties (RCAF instructional code 052AC); October 1992 last noted; scrapped.

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