The Royal Netherlands Air Force (Koninklijke Nederlandse Luchtmacht) was a major operator of the Lockheed F-104G with 138 aircraft. Between 1962 and 1984 the KLu used 3 variants, F-104G, TF-104G and the RF-104G.
The 138 aircraft consisted of 95 F-104G/RF-104 built by Fokker, 25 F-104G built by FIAT and 18 TF-104G built by Lockheed in California.
The TF-104Gs were used by an operational conversion unit known as the Dutch Masters.
TF-104G D-5187 was c/n 583A-5817 and was delivered on January 2, 1968. D-5187 served with the KLu until it was sold to Turkey on November 30, 1983.