F-104G 20+53 JaboG 31 during a Beja deployment in August 1973

F-104G, construction number 683-2062, model 683-10-19, built by Lockheed
manufactured by ARGE-USA; Lockheed assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 6
flight test release January 29, 1962; test flights with register number coded "162" only; acceptance date May 9, 1962 by BABwLockheed
KF+137 airlifted to Messerschmitt-Manching on May 15, 1962 with 14 flight hours in a Canadair CL-44D airfreighter of "Flying Tiger Line"
test flight by Messerschmitt on June 27, 1962
DA+129 JaboG 31 at Norvenich AB delivery date on August 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
renumbered DA+119 on February 28, 1963 after the upgrading; IRAN at SABCA on March 3, 1966 with 483 flight hours,
modification upgrading and camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196", back to JaboG 31 on November 8, 1966
NATO exercise "Tactical Weapons Meet" 1967 at RAFG Wildenrath in June 1967
20+53 withdrawn from use and stored at LVR 1 Manching on November 3, 1976 as attrition replacement aircraft
struck off charge order (AVA) October 29, 1981; used for spare parts (ETG: Ersatzteilgewinnung); scrapped.

copyright  Heribert Mennen