In the period December 1962 - November 1984, the Royal Netherlands Air Force (Koninklijke Nederlandse Luchtmacht)
received a total of one hundred and thirty-eight Lockheed F-104G Starfighters. The KLu operated 3 versions of the
Lockheed F-104 Starfighter: F-104G, TF-104G and RF-104G:
- 95 F-104G/RF-104G built by Fokker: with the serials in the range D-8013 / D-8343;
- 25 F-104G built by FIAT: with the serials in the range D-6652 / D-6700;
- 18 TF-104G built by Lockheed: with the serials D-5702 / D-5817.
Lockheed F-104G Starfighter s/n 683-8342 was built by Fokker at Amsterdam-Schiphol and entered service with
the Royal Netherlands Air Force as D-8342 on 20 May 1965. This Starfighter was owned by the U.S.A. and
was, after being withdrawn from service with the Dutch in 1980, transferred to Turkey. On 25 August 1980,
the F-104G was ferried to Turkey with THK serial number 65-8342. The aircraft arrived at Murted AB on 26 August 1980.
The fighter aircraft was operated as 65-8342 by 4.AJU and 4-342 with 4.AJU. After being withdrawn from use, the
aircraft went to the dump at Balikesir AB. Since the Starfighter is scrapped.
On 7 September 1979, Lockheed F-104G Starfighter D-8342 of the Royal Netherlands Air Force 322 sqdn was seen with a
dart tow target system at Leeuwarden AFB in the Netherlands.