Photo of F-104G 20+66: picture wanted coded 20+66

F-104G 20+66 (no photo)

F-104G, construction number 683-2078, company 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 "178" for test flights
accepted by BABwLockheed in April 1962; coded KF+153 for delivery with 13 flight hours
airlifted to Manching AB, Germany May 8, 1962 in a Canadair CL-44D airfreighter of "Flying Tiger Line"
Messerschmitt test flight August 6, 1962
project "Loreley" as Fighterbomber (for JaboG 33) with Vulcan M61 20 mm machine gun installed and long range tanks as loose parts
DC+120 JaboG 33 at Buchel AB delivery date on August 1, 1962 in Silver-finish colors
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196" in July 1965
20+66 crashed March 27, 1968 immediately after take-off from Buchel AB due to engine failure after a compressor stall
pilot ejected safely but was injured; struck off charge order (AVA) November 12, 1968, written off.

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