F-104G 21+40 Jagdbombergeschwader 34 (JaboG 34) at Tactical Weapons Meet at Bitburg AB in June 1970

F-104G, construction number 683D-7008, model 683-10-19, built by Messerschmitt
manufactured by ARGE-Süd (South Group); assembly by Messerschmitt at Manching starting December 20, 1961 with parts from Lockheed
assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 0, first flight May 11, 1962 coded KE+308, acceptance date July 27, 1962 by BABwMTT
long term storage on July 27, 1962 under project "Project 21"; camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196" in 1964
Messerschmitt modification in 1965; test flight April 30, 1965 at Messerschmitt; acceptance date June 30, 1965 by BABwMTT
DD+122 JaboG 34 at Memmingen AB delivery date on August 30, 1965
21+40 IRAN at SABCA on October 9, 1968 with 769 flight hours, back to JaboG 34 on April 28, 1969
JaboG 36 on November 2, 1973; JaboG 31 on December 4, 1974; JaboG 34 on November 10, 1975
operated with flightdate and crash recorder LEADS 200 according tech order "TA 1411"
crashed February 24, 1976 during emergency landing at Manching AB with minimum fuel
it was a hard landing with tailwind and the aircraft collided with a telemetry box, pilot was seriously injured
written off; struck off charge order (AVA) July 14, 1976.

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