F-104G 20+58 JaboG 33 ready for take-off at Buchel AB

F-104G, construction number 683-2067, model 683-10-19, built by Lockheed
manufactured by Group USA (ARGE-USA); Lockheed assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 7
flight test release May 7, 1962; Lockheed test flights with register number coded "167" only
coded KF+142 accepted by BABwLockheed unknown date
Lockheed delivery date August 27, 1962 in Silver-finish colors, coded KF+142 for TACAN system trials at Palmdale in 1962
airlifted to Germany on September 4, 1962 with 32 flight hours, Messerschmitt reassambly and test flight on October 27, 1962
project "Loreley" as Fighterbomber (for JaboG 33) with Vulcan M61 20 mm machine gun installed and long range tanks as loose parts
DC+113 JaboG 33 at Buchel AB delivery date on December 13, 1962; camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196" in 1965
20+58 JaboG 31 on September 25, 1980
midair collision during frequency change with 21+43 (construction number 7011) on December 4, 1980 during diversion to RAF Wildenrath
emergency landing at RAF Wildenrath, aircraft was badly damaged beyond economical repair; pilot was unhurt
struck off charge order (AVA) July 24, 1981; instructional airframe (GIA) in apprentice shop at JaboG 33 on September 17, 1981
on display at JaboG 33 Buchel Air Base main gate in November 1986 coded "30+33" (for "30" years of JaboG "33")
noted coded as "30+33" in September 1992 with training aid code "C008"; BDRT airframe September 7, 1996 last noted; scrapped.

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