Photo of F-104G 21+73: wanted coded 21+73

F-104G 21+73 (no photo)

F-104G, construction number 683D-7042, company model 683-10-19, built by Messerschmitt (MTT)
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd) with parts from Lockheed, assembly by Messerschmitt-Manching starting July 25, 1962
assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 2; first flight March 25, 1963
acceptance date by BABwMTT July 8, 1963 coded KE+342 with 13 flight hours
project "Loreley" as Fighterbomber (for JaboG 33) with Vulcan M61 20 mm machine gun installed and long range tanks as loose parts
DC+105 JaboG 33 at Buchel AB delivery date on July 12, 1963 in Silver-finish colors
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196" in 1966; DB+125 JaboG 32 at Lechfeld AB on October 28, 1966
21+73 crashed on April 17, 1968 near Starnberg during a functional check flight after an engine change
aircraft exploded after cockpit depressurization during test flight above 50.000 ft, pilot was killed; written off
struck off charge order (AVA) September 17, 1986.

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