F-104G 20+56 JaboG 33 landing at Buchel AB in 1984

F-104G, construction number 683-2065, model 683-10-19, built by Lockheed
manufactured by Group USA (ARGE-USA); Lockheed assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 6
flight test release January 29, 1962; test flights with register number coded "165" only
coded KF+140 accepted by BABwLockheed on May 22, 1962
airlifted to Messerschmitt-Manching on May 29.1962 in a Canadair CL-44D airfreighter of "Flying Tiger Line"; test flight by Messerschmitt on July 10, 1962
DA+116 JaboG 31 at Norvenich AB delivery date on September 5, 1962 in Silver-finish colors
"Project 19" upgrade in order to get all Norvenich aircraft to the same modification level starting in January 1963
instructional airframe (GIA) at OGMA at Alverca, Portugal on July 19, 1965
20+56 to Messerschmitt for modifications and upgrading on February 26, 1968
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196" in September 1968
JaboG 31 on December 9, 1968, heavy damaged during landing at Decimomannu AB due to loss of nose wheel steering
in high crosswinds on May 12, 1970; July 2, 1970 to MBB for repair and back to JaboG 31 on July 4, 1972
EL-70/EL-73 Electronic Counter Measure (ECM) system was installed in the weapon system in the late 70s with tech order "TA-FL1191"
April 9, 1980 to VFW for IRAN; January 19, 1981 to JaboG 33; February 26, 1985 to JaboG 34
withdrawn from use at LwSchleuse 11 on September 26, 1985 with 2.887 flight hours; struck off charge order (AVA) November 26, 1985
to TuAF (TuAF serial number 62-2065) on December 16, 1985; coded "9-065" in 1990
withdrawn from use with 8.AJU at Diyarbakir AB coded "8-065" on January 31, 1994; no further information; scrapped.

OGMA: Oficinas Gerais de Meterial Aeronautico (Portuguese maintenance center)

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