F-104G 21+63 JaboG 31 at Greenham Common, UK June 1977 with a "Shark" colored traval pod on the center station

F-104G, construction number 683D-7032, model 683-10-19, built by Messerschmitt (MTT)
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd); assembly by Messerschmitt-Manching starting June 4, 1962 with parts from Lockheed
assembly in Fighterbomber version according lot 1; first flight November 20, 1962 coded KE+332
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 March 25, 1963 by BABwMTT
DA+236 JaboG 31 at Norvenich AB delivery date on March 26, 1963 in Silver-finish colors
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196" in September 1965 at Messerschmitt, back to JaboG 31 "B" on June 2, 1965
ground accident on November 2, 1966 at Norvenich AB by hitting the not illuminated F-104G DA+235 (construction number 2056)
IRAN at SABCA on December 27, 1966 with 509 flight hours, back to JaboG 31 on June 26, 1967
21+63 EL-70/EL-73 Electronic Counter Measure (ECM) system was installed in the weapon system in the late 70s with tech order "TA-FL1191"
JaboG 33 on March 5, 1981; LVR 1 "F-104 Kommando" on March 19, 1985
withdrawn from use at LwSchleuse 11 on January 13, 1986 with 3.704 flight hours; struck off charge order (AVA) February 3, 1986
to Turkish Air Force (TuAF serial number 63-7032) on February 26, 1986; coded "6-032" with 6.AJU at Bandirma AB in 1988
with 162 Filo at Cameri AB in May 1988 for a squadron exchange with 21°Gruppo
withdrawn from use on March 16, 1990 at Eskisehir AB (1.Air Supply and Maintenance Center); CFE cut up Izmir scrap yard 1996 last noted, likely scrapped.

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21+63 after a bird strike
at Murted, Turkey
September 1973