F-104G 20+51 JaboG 31 landing at Norvenich AB with 4 tanks

F-104G, construction number 683-2059, company model 683-10-19, built by Lockheed
manufactured by Group USA (ARGE-USA); Lockheed assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 6
Lockheed test flights with register number coded "159" only; coded KF+134 accepted by BABwLockheed
assigned to 6516th Flight Line Maintenance Squadron at Edwards AFB with Joint Test Force team in 1962 for "Category II" test flights
finished after 13 A/A gun firing flights on May 11, 1962; airlifted to Messerschmitt-Manching July 3, 1962 with 39 flight hours
reassembly at Messerschmitt and test flight on August 17, 1962; project "Loreley" was not implemented
project "Replace" with modification as Fighterbomber with Vulcan M61 20 mm machine gun installed and long range tanks as loose parts; acceptance date August 31, 1962 by BABwMTT
DC+112 JaboG 31 at Norvenich AB delivery date on September 3, 1962 in Silver-finish colors; recoded DA+106 JaboG 31 on December 6, 1962
SABCA for IRAN on February 23, 1966 with 426 flight hours, back to JaboG 31 on January 30, 1967; NATO exercise "Tactical Weapons Meet" 1967 at RAFG Wildenrath in June 1967
20+51 crashed July 30, 1969 during take off at Norvenich AB after a wrong speed indication due to heavy nose wheel shimmy
barrier was overrun and the F-104 caught on fire, pilot ejected safely over the runway; damaged beyond economical repair (DBR); written off
struck off charge order (AVA) December 2, 1969.

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