F-104G 20+57 JaboG 31 during formation take-off at Norvenich AB 1973

F-104G, construction number 683-2066, company 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 "166" only; coded KF+141 May 22, 1962 accepted by BABwLockheed
airlifted to Messerschmitt-Manching on June 1, 1962 in a Canadair CL-44D airfreighter of "Flying Tiger Line"; test flight by Messerschmitt on July 14, 1962
DA+126 JaboG 31 at Norvenich AB delivery date on August 1, 1962 in Silver-finish colors
project "19" upgrade in order to get all Norvenich aircraft to the same modification level starting in January 1963
DA+120 recoded on March 19, 1963 after the upgrading; aircraft was modified to such an extent that it received a new tactical code
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196" in August 1965; at Chaumont AB 10 till 24 June 1966 during this Tactical Weapons Meet
20+57 EL-70/EL-73 Electronic Counter Measure (ECM) system was installed in the weapon system in the late 70s with tech order "TA-FL1191"
Det. Decimomannu on August 31, 1979; Werft 11 of LVR 1 on March 17, 1980; JaboG 33 on November 20, 1980; JaboG 34 on February 1, 1985
withdrawn from use at LwSchleuse 11 on September 25, 1985; struck off charge order (AVA) May 9, 1985
MAP (Military Assistance Program) to Turkish Air Force (TuAF serial number 62-2066) on November 26, 1985 with 3.722 flight hours
coded "9-066" with 9.AJU at Balikesir AB; "8-066" with 181 Filo of 8.AJU at Diyarbakir AB 1993
withdrawn from use with 8.AJU at Diyarbakir AB coded "8-066" on January 31, 1994; stored at Diyarbakir AB in May 1994 noted
"8-066" preserved at Diyarbakir AB at the military school, April 2003 first noted; Diyarbakir AB June 2021 last noted.

37°53'14.95"N 40°12'44.23"E

Project "19"
After completion of the "Replace" project, LAAO (Lockheed Advisory Office) personnel in Nörvenich inspected all Lockheed aircrafts to determine the modification status. 
It turned out that there was still no uniform configuration "2056D" achieved. According to the latest Lockheed construction documents, which apparently only the LAAO submitted, 
up to 60 SB's (Service Bulletins) were missing on the individual aircraft. There is an LAAO report from 14.10.1962.
It was therefore decided that the affected 19 F-104G should be retrofitted again by staff of Heinkel from Speyer at Nörvenich. 
With the instruction of the BWB FS 173/51315 of 30.10.1962 this action was initiated. But for the reasons already mentioned, this work could not begin until January 1963.
The following aircrafts were re-modified again: factory numbers: 2043, 2044, 2046 - 2049, 2053 - 2058, 2060 - 2066.

8 aircrafts were changed to such an extent that they received a new tactical code:
2049 - DA+253 to DA+232
2057 - DA+122 to DA+112
2058 - DA+254 to DA+234
2060 - DA+257 to DA+237
2061 - DA+258 to DA+240
2062 - DA+129 to DA+119
2063 - Da+259 to DA+239
2066 - DA+126 to DA+120

10 of these Project "19" aircraft took part in the "Category III" tests: 2043, 2044, 2046, 2047, 2048, 2053, 2054, 2055, 2056, 2057. "Category III" were tests of operational mission profiles and system tests from April until July 1963.

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