F-104G 20+48 JaboG 31, carrying practice bombs on the CL bomb rack, landing Norvenich in 1981

F-104G, construction number 683-2056, 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; test flights with register number coded "156" only; acceptance date March 19, 1962 by BABwLockheed
KF+131 airlifted March 3, 1962 with 22 flight hours in a Canadair CL-44D airfreighter of "Flying Tiger Line" to Messerschmitt-Manching; test flight April 19, 1962
DA+235 JaboG 31 at Norvenich AB delivery date on May 11, 1962 in Silver-finish colors; project "Replace" was not implemented
project "19" upgrading in order to get all Norvenich aircraft to the same modification level starting in January 1963
"Category III" system tests (operational evaluation) from April until July 1963; camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196" in December 1964
20+48 withdrawn from use at LwSchleuse 11 on April 13, 1983 with 3.470 flight hours; stored in airworthy condition as attrition reserve aircraft; struck off charge order (AVA) March 22, 1984
MAP (Military Assistance Program) to Turkish Air Force (Türk Hava Kuvvetleri) with TuAF serial number 62-2056 on July 5, 1984; coded "9-056" with 9.AJU (Air Wing (Ana Jet Üs))
withdrawn from use August 9, 1990 at Balikesir AB; struck off charge April 13, 1994 at Balikesir; likely scrapped.

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