F-104G 21+91 JaboG 33 at Buchel AB 1983

F-104G, construction number 683D-7060, company model 683-10-19, built by Messerschmitt (MTT)
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd); assembly start October 23, 1962 at Messerschmitt-Manching
assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 2 in Silver-finish colors; first flight April 19, 1963 coded KE+360
project "Loreley" as Fighterbomber (for JaboG 33) with Vulcan M61 20 mm machine gun installed and long range tanks as loose parts
acceptance date June 11, 1963 by BABwMTT with 14:20 flight hours
DC+244 JaboG 33 at Buchel AB delivery date on August 13, 1963; camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196" in August 1963
NATO exercise "Tactical Weapons Meet" RAFG Wildenrath in June 1967
21+91 JaboG 34 on November 25, 1974; JaboG 33 on August 11, 1975
stored at LwSchleuse 11 as operational reserve on June 20, 1984; back to JaboG 33 on December 19, 1984; JaboG 34 on April 29, 1985
EL-70/EL-73 Electronic Counter Measure (ECM) system was installed in the weapon system in the late 70s with tech order "TA-FL1191"
withdrawn from use and stored at LwSchleuse 11 on April 16, 1987 with 3.684 flight hours; struck off charge order (AVA) February 19, 1988
by train transported from Manching April 6, 1989 to Musée "Ailes Anciennes Toulouse" (Toulouse Old Wings) at Toulouse, France; March 21, 2009 being restored by the Musée; March 26, 2011 reassambled for painting
June 2, 2012 on display in German camouflage scheme without markings; June 2014 last noted at Ailes Anciennes Toulouse (Toulouse Old Wings)
on display in "Aeroscopia" museum, which officially opened in January 2015 at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport at Airbus HQ; display uncoded May 2020 noted; November 6, 2021 with code 21+91 noted; September 2022 noted.

note: during landing on October 26, 1972 the left main gear collapsed and the aircraft was not controllable and abandoned the runway, the pilot ejected and was safe, repaired at MBB and back to JaboG 33 July 31, 1973

Project "Loreley": to equip 42 Fighterbomber for the second wing designated to be converted being JaboG 33 (FBW 33) at Büchel AB.

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