F-104G 20+63 JaboG 33 Buchel on the way to Decimomannu with a "travel pod" on the CL station

F-104G, construction number 683-2073, model 683-10-19, built by Lockheed
manufactured by Group USA (ARGE-USA); flight test release May 7, 1962; assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 7
flown with register number "173" for test flights; accepted by BABwLockheed on June 16, 1962 with 31 flight hours in Silver-finish colors
KF+148 airlifted to Germany June 26, 1962 in a Canadair CL-44D airfreighter of "Flying Tiger Line"
project "Loreley" as Fighterbomber (for JaboG 33) with Vulcan M61 20 mm machine gun installed and long range tanks as loose parts
reassembled by Messerschmitt and test flight on August 4, 1962
DC+116 JaboG 33 at Buchel AB delivery date September 12, 1962; camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196" in April 1965
20+63 IRAN at SABCA on April 19, 1968 with 956 flight hours, back to JaboG 33 on November 13, 1969
crashed on February 24, 1977 on Terschelling Range, Netherlands after water contact into the North Sea (CFIT), the pilot was killed
written off; struck off charge order (AVA) February 24, 1977.

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