F-104G 20+59 JaboG 31 on short final at Norvenich AB 1973

F-104G, construction number 683-2068, company model 683-10-19, built by Lockheed
manufactured by Group USA (ARGE-USA); at Lockheed assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 7; flight test release July 10, 1962
flown with register number coded "168" for test flights; delivery date 1962; 1962 modified for RF-104G trials at Palmdale for project "Bacchus"
stored at Palmdale on June 7, 1963 in Silver-finish colors
modified to RF-104G-1 for SLAR (Side Looking Airborne Radar) with lengthened nose by 1 meter and a large recce pod under the fuselage
coded KF+143 for tests flights starting in July 1966; after the tests stored again at Palmdale
airlifted to Manching on April 19, 1967 for reassembly and test flights; acceptance date August 30, 1967 by BABwMTT
20+59 ErpSt 61 at Manching AB delivery date on August 31, 1967; camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196" in March 1969
September 30, 1969 modified to Fighterbomber version at MBB; JaboG 31 at Norvenich AB on June 16, 1970; WaSLw 10 at Jever AB on September 21, 1972
back to JaboG 31 on March 15, 1973; JaboG 33 at Buchel AB on March 9, 1983
withdrawn from use at LVR 1 (TechnGrp 11) on September 21, 1983; struck off charge order (AVA) December 1, 1983
to Neubiberg AB December 13, 1983 as instructional airframe (GIA) in the Engineering Department of Hochschule der Bundeswehr (HSBw) Neubiberg; April 2021 last noted.

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