F-104G 20+39 JaboG 31 lowering the gear on final at Norvenich AB 1980

F-104G, construction number 683-2046, model 683-10-19, built by Lockheed
manufactured by ARGE-USA; Lockheed assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 5
Lockheed test flights coded "146"; coded KF+122 used for electronical system tests at Palmdale
project "42" as Fighterbomber (for JaboG 31) with Vulcan M61 20 mm machine gun installed and long range tanks as loose parts 
airlifted to Manching on December 20, 1961 with 38 flight hours in a Canadair CL-44D airfreighter of "Flying Tiger Line"
Messerschmitt test flight on January 27, 1962; acceptance date February 12, 1962 by BABwMTT in Silver-finish colors
DA+111 ErpSt 61 on April 13, 1962 for electronical system tests; JaboG 31 at Norvenich AB delivery date on May 30, 1962
"Project 19" upgrading in order to get all Norvenich aircraft to the same modification level starting in January 1963
"Category III" operational profiles and system tests from April until July 1963; camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196" in 1965
IRAN at SABCA on October 26, 1967 with 889 flight hours
20+39 back to JaboG 31 on May 2, 1968
slightly damaged on June 10, 1970 during collision with 26+24 (serial number 9175) shortly after take-off from Norvenich AB,
emergency landing at Norvenich; JaboG 33 on May 2, 1983
withdrawn from use at LwSchleuse 11 on July 2, 1984 with 3.383 flight hours; struck off charge order (AVA) May 29, 1984
transferred to Turkish Air Force August 31, 1984 (with TuAF serial number 61-2046); coded "9-046" with 9.AJU at Balikesir AB
seen coded 9-046 at Rimini in July 1987; August 1989 last noted operational; withdrawn from use July 28, 1995 and scrapped.

copyright  Peter Doll