F-104G 20+68 JaboG 31 in front of maintenance hangar at Norvenich AB in April 1982

F-104G, construction number 683-2080, company company model 683-10-19, built by Lockheed
manufactured by Group USA (ARGE-USA); first flight 1962 coded "180" only; assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 7
heavily damaged on a crash-landing July 3, 1962 during a Lockheed company functional check-flight by a German acceptance pilot,
he landed hard and short of the runway on the soft overrun on a simulated flame-out approach, all three gears collapsed, aircraft skidded, caught fire and sustained substantial damage, 
pilot was not injured; aircraft stayed with Lockheed for repair; accepted by BABwLockheed on June 25, 1963; 1963 modified for SATS program (Short Airfield for Tactical Support)
tests at US Navy Test Center Lakehurst, New Jersey, USA coded "180" during 1964, nicknamed "Laubfrosch" (greenback)
stored at Palmdale on March 19, 1964 coded KF+155; shipped to Germany July 28, 1965; to VFW for reassembly on September 14, 1965
DB+128 December 29, 1965 modified for ZELL tests (Zero Length Launch); camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196" in 1966
ErpSt 61 at Manching AB on May 9, 1966 for barrier tests; 1967 ZELL program was canceled; 1967 modified to F-104G standard at Messerschmitt
20+68 LVR 3 for modifications, JaboG 32 at Lechfeld AB delivery date on August 12, 1968; IRAN at SABCA on April 27, 1972, back to JaboG 32 on July 10, 1972
JaboG 31 at Norvenich AB on March 31, 1982; withdrawn from use and stored at LwSchleuse 11 on February 9, 1983; struck off charge order (AVA) March 22, 1984
MAP (Military Assistance Program) with 2.757 flight hours to Turkish Air Force (TuAF serial number 62-2080) on April 9, 1984; delivered to 4.AJU at Murted AB
coded "9-080" with 193 Filo of 9.AJU Balikesir AB on June 1, 1987; withdrawn from use and stored on July 9, 1992; CFE cut-up on July 11, 1995; scrapped.

SATS (Short Airfield for Tactical Support): short field take-off and landing, similar to a carrier; trials for mobile airfields

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