F-104G 20+42 JaboG 31 "Boelcke" after a "Low-Approach" at Norvenich in January 1973

F-104G, construction number 683-2049, company model 683-10-19, built by Lockheed
manufactured by Group USA (ARGE-USA); assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 5 at Lockheed-Palmdale
flight test release January 29, 1962; coded with register number "149" for test flights; acceptance date by BABwLockheed March 31, 1962; coded KF+125 for tests of NASARR radar at Palmdale
airlifted to Manching April 26, 1962 with 19 flight hours in a Canadair CL-44D airfreighter of "Flying Tiger Line"; project "Replace" was not implemented
DA+253 JaboG 31 at Norvenich AB delivery date on July 23, 1962 in Silver-finish colors
project "19" upgrading in order to get all Norvenich aircraft to the same modification level starting in January 1963
DA+232 recoded in March 1963 after the upgrading; DA+232 had a severe incident at Norvenich AB on April 22, 1964 after chute and
brake failure during landing, pilot was not hurt, but the aircraft spend quite a time in the repair shop,
before it was delivered to Messerschmitt on October 15, 1964 for modifications and camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"
it returned to service with JaboG 31 "B" on June 28, 1965
20+42 SABCA for IRAN on January 28, 1969 with 888 flight hours, back to JaboG 31 on April 23, 1969; JaboG 32 at Lechfeld AB on August 11, 1969
JaboG 31 on October 26, 1970; made an emergency-landing at Leeuwarden AB with an open nozzle on August 27, 1979
after the pilot encountered an exploded M61 gun bullet; withdrawn from use at JaboG 31 on April 30, 1980
instructional airframe (GIA) at Norvenich AB April 30, 1980; BDRT airframe at Norvenich September 27, 1983; struck off charge order (AVA) September 27, 1983; scrapped in 1993.

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