F-104G 20+46 JaboG 34 low pass at Memmingen AB

F-104G, construction number 683-2054, model 683-10-19, built by Lockheed
manufactured by Group USA (ARGE-USA); assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 5; first flight November 11, 1961
Lockheed test flights coded "154"; KF+129 at Palmdale for tests of NASARR radar in February 1962; acceptance date by BABwLockheed March 5, 1962
airlifted to Germany March 16, 1962 with 28 flight hours in a Canadair CL-44D airfreighter of "Flying Tiger Line"; Messerschmitt test flight on April 26, 1962
DA+110 JaboG 31 at Norvenich AB delivery date on May 21, 1962 in Silver-finish colors
"Project 19" upgrade 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 1966
DD+120 code on March 3, 1966; SABCA for periodic inspection October 26, 1966 with 439 flight hours, back to JaboG 34 on February 6, 1967
20+46 EL-70/EL-73 Electronic Counter Measure (ECM) system was installed in the weapon system in the late 70s with tech order "TA-FL1191"
operated with flightdate and crash recorder LEADS 200 according tech order "TA 1411"
withdrawn from use November 19, 1985 at LwSchleuse 11 with 3.835 flight hours; struck off charge order (AVA) March 18, 1986
instructional airframe (GIA) at MBB Augsburg December 3, 1986; May 1, 1990 to museum Koch at Mühlhausen Airport
gate guard DASA plant III at Augsburg April 7,1999; 2002 not noted; stored Speyer October 2004 for new paint and markings
preserved Pfalz-Flugzeugwerke Speyer early 2005 (on loan from EADS Augsburg)
November 19, 2006 noted in clean configuration; April 1, 2008 configured with 4 tanks noted; April 2016 last noted.

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