Matteo Marianeschi of Aviation-Report.com sent me an interesting update dealing with the so-called “Warner Village F-104”. As I wrote in my previous post (http://cencio4.wordpress.com/2008/07/31/warner-village-f-104-removed/) the aircraft was removed from his previous location in Rome for an unknown destination (or trashed). Matteo met a truck that was carrying the MM6833 somewhere on May 9, 2008, on the A1 highway, next to Arezzo, Tuscany. Amazingly, as the pictures show, the F-104 was almost completely cleaned and wears an unknown badge below the “5-25” code on the right hand side of the fuselage.
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F-104 Graffiti Art update
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Interesting photos….my feeling says it is not the aircraft which was dumped near the Rome International Airport and painted with gravity. That was MM6785 with tail from 6833. This aircraft on the truck looks far more complete and different from the MM6785 when looking at all the photos taken of it. I have no clue which aircraft this really is… Interesting!!!
I actually discovered what had happened and solved the mistery:
There had been a mistake.