F-104G 21+55 "B" JaboG 32 during TAM 80 at Ramstein AB from 20 June until 3 July 1980

F-104G, construction number 683D-7024, company model 683-10-19, built by Messerschmitt (MTT)
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd); assembly by Messerschmitt-Manching starting May 2, 1962 with parts from Lockheed
assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 1, acceptance date by BABw MTT on July 30, 1962 and put into long term storage according project "21"
upgrading to the highest technical level, camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196" in October 1964; test flight July 21, 1965 coded KE+324
acceptance date August 19, 1965 by BABw MTT
DB+103 JaboG 32 at Lechfeld AB delivery date on August 26, 1965
21+55 visited Leeuwarden AB on May 7, 1975; at TAM 1980 at Ramstein from June 20, until July 3, 1980
withdrawn from use and stored at LwSchleuse 11 on April 16, 1982 with 2.870 flight hours; struck off charge order (AVA) October 2, 1984
as BDRT (Battle Damage Repair Trainer) airframe with Lw Werft 62 at Jever AB in late 1985 with training aid code "C077"; last noted July 27, 1999
preserved "Flying Legends" collection at Grossenhain (a former East German AB) near Dresden in March 2001; April 14, 2006 last noted Grossenhain
preserved Hassfurt (EDQT), 50 km north west of Nuernberg, on September 15, 2006 noted; February 2014 noted
April 12, 2014 temporary displayed at art exhibition in Karlsruhe, Germany (Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie (ZKM)) from April to November
February 2023 last noted (weathered).

Project "21": 21 aircraft from the ARGE-Süd production were provided with long-term conservation for the purpose of later rearmament and parked at Manching. 
Later, when enough retrofit kits were available the aircraft were upgraded.

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