F-104G 21+96 JaboG 33 taxiing out for a bombing training mission at Decimomannu AB January 1985

F-104G, construction number 683D-7065, company model 683-10-19, built by Messerschmitt (MTT)
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd); assembly start by Messerschmitt-Manching November 13, 1962 in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 2
first flight May 31, 1963; coded KE+365 for Messerschmitt factory flight
project "Loreley" as Fighterbomber (for JaboG 33) with Vulcan M61 20 mm machine gun installed and long range tanks as loose parts; acceptance date by BABwMTT July 19, 1963
DC+250 JaboG 33 at Buchel AB delivery date on July 24, 1963 in Silver-finish colors; camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196" in December 1964
JaboG 33 on May 26, 1965; AFCENT Tactical Weapons Meet at Chaumont AB, France 11. till 25.June 1965
IRAN and upgrading at SABCA on August 12, 1966 with 335 flight hours, back to JaboG 33 on June 14, 1967
21+96 damaged due to bird strike in 1969; repaired by Messerschmitt and back to JaboG 33 on July 31, 1970
MFG 1 on December 3, 1971; JaboG 33 on July 10, 1972; 1979 at detachment Decimomannu AB; JaboG 34 at Memmingen AB 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withdrawn from use and stored at LwSchleuse 11 on March 18, 1987 with 3.145 flight hours; struck off charge order (AVA) February 19, 1988
by train on June 1, 1988 to Musee de Aeronautique de Nancy, Mereville, France; preserved there with JaboG 34 marks
to Museum Betrancourt in Albert, near Amiens, France in August 2003; April 2022 last noted.

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