F-104G 21+34 ErpSt 61 during "Kormoran" anti-ship missile tests at Cazaux, France 1972

F-104G, construction number 683D-7002, model 683-10-19, built by Messerschmitt
manufactured by ARGE-Süd (South Group) with parts from Lockheed; assembly by Messerschmitt-Manching starting October 9, 1961
assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 0; first flight June 5, 1962 coded KE+302
planned for project "42" but changed to a test aircraft; acceptance date August 8, 1962 by BABwMTT
YA+102 ErpSt 61 at Manching AB delivery date on August 13, 1962 in Silver-finish colors; Messerschmitt June 28, 1963 for AS.30 test modification
to ErpSt 61 Det. Cazaux, France on December 15, 1964 for AS.30 tests; to Messerschmitt April 5, 1966 for "Kormoran" modifications installation
ErpSt 61 Det. Cazaux, France on May 24, 1966 for "Kormoran" phase 1 tests
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196" in September 1966
21+34 JaboG 34 on September 18, 1969 after deinstallation of Kormoran test modification
in 1972 on loan to ErpSt 61 Det. Cazaux, France for Kormoran phase 2 tests; in 1974 on loan to ErpSt 61 Det. Cazaux, France for Kormoran phase 3 tests
JaboG 32 on December 12, 1980; TechnGrp 11 on April 26, 1984
withdrawn from use and stored at LwSchleuse 11 on September 24, 1984 with 2.741 flight hours; struck off charge order (AVA) December 18, 1984
to Turkish Air Force (TuAF serial number 62-7002) on April 23, 1985 coded "6-002"
with 6.AJU at Bandirma AB on September 1, 1987 operational with Luftwaffe camouflage scheme and coded "6-002"
withdrawn from use August 1, 1995; scrapped.

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"Kormoran" tests 1972