F-104G 21+78 JaboG 31 leading the fly-by at "Hopsten Open House" June 11, 1977

F-104G, construction number 683D-7047, model 683-10-19, built by Messerschmitt (MTT)
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd); assembly start by Messerschmitt-Manching August 23, 1962
assembly in Fighterbomber version according lot 2; acceptance date by BABwMTT on October 9, 1962 coded KE+347 without test flight
put into long term storage for 3 years under "Project 21"; camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196" in 1964
modified and test flown May 18, 1965; acceptance date on July 27, 1965 by BABwMTT
DF+105 JaboG 36 at Hopsten AB delivery date on August 10, 1965
21+78 heavy damaged August 5, 1968 during crash landing after being to low on final, gear ripped off and the aircraft skidded off the runway
repaired by Messerschmitt and back to JaboG 36 on July 21, 1969; JaboG 31 on January 24, 1974; JaboG 33 at Buchel AB on April 26, 1983
withdrawn from use and stored September 9, 1983 with 3.020 flight hours; struck off charge order (AVA) May 9, 1985
to Turkish Air Force (TuAF serial number 63-7047) on September 23, 1985 coded "6-047" with 6.AJU at Bandirma AB
withdrawn from use on March 16, 1990 at Eskisehir AB (1.Air Supply and Maintenance Center)
preserved as display coded "1937" at the Istanbul Military Academy (Turkish Air War College, Istanbul) in NE part of Istanbul city,
next to the Istanbul Technical University campus; March 2010 first noted; July 2016 last noted.

 41°6'11.30"N 29 0'57.49"E

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