F-104G 21+59 JaboG 31 at Tactical Weapon Meet (TWM) at Jever AB June 1968

F-104G, construction number 683D-7028, model 683-10-19, built by Messerschmitt
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd); assembly by Messerschmitt-Manching starting May 23, 1962 with parts from Lockheed
assembly in Fighterbomber version according lot 1; first flight at Messerschmitt January 21, 1963 coded KE+328
project "Replace" with modification as Fighterbomber (for JaboG 31) with Vulcan M61 20 mm machine gun installed
and long range tanks as loose parts; acceptance date April 10, 1963 by BABwMTT
DA+115 JaboG 31 at Norvenich AB delivery date on April 11.1963; camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196" on June 3, 1966
during IRAN at SABCA with 341 flight hours; back to JaboG 31 on March 23, 1967
21+59 crashed on June 9, 1969 on a return flight from Decimomannu AB during landing at Buchel AB at Berken, near Buchel AB
after thrust loss due to an open nozzle, pilot was killed; struck off charge order (AVA) September 11, 1969.

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