F-104G 21+98 JaboG 33 taking off for a bombing training mission at Decimomannu AB, Sardinia in January 1985

F-104G, construction number 683D-7067, company model 683-10-19, built by Messerschmitt (MTT)
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd); assembly by Messerschmitt-Manching starting November 22, 1962
assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 3; first flight May 7, 1963; acceptance date June 27, 1963 coded KE+367 by BABwMTT
project "Loreley" as Fighterbomber (for JaboG 33) with Vulcan M61 20 mm machine gun installed and long range tanks as loose parts
DC+122 JaboG 33 at Buchel AB delivery date on July 1, 1963; camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196" in 1966
damaged on January 19, 1967 after slipping off the icy ramp into a ditch and the Nose Gear sheered off; NATO exercise "Tactical Weapons Meet" 1967 at RAFG Wildenrath 16 till 30 June 1967 with code "E"
21+98 maintenance incident on the air base on March 13, 1976, a tire was over pressurized and exploded, a crew chief was wounded and the aircraft heavily damaged
repaired at MBB and back to JaboG 33 on January 5, 1977; NATO exercise "Tactical Weapons Meet" at RAFG Wildenrath 5. till 14.June 1978
EL-70/EL-73 Electronic Counter Measure (ECM) system was installed in the weapon system in the late 70s with tech order "TA-FL1191"
stored at LwSchleuse 11 on July 12, 1984; back to JaboG 33 on November 8, 1984; JaboG 34 on February 22, 1985; TechnGrp 11 "F-104 Kommando" at Erding AB on January 6, 1986
withdrawn from use at LwSchleuse 11 on July 17, 1986 with 3.587 flight hours; struck off charge order (AVA) September 5, 1986
MAP (Military Assistance Program) to Turkish Air Force (TuAF serial number 63-7067) on September 16, 1986; to 4.AJU at Murted AB; coded "9-067" with 192 Filo of 9.AJU at Balikesir AB in May 1988
August 2, 1989 with 192 Filo of 9.AJU at Akhisar AB noted; withdrawn from use and stored with 9.AJU on July 11, 1990; CFE cut up later; scrapped.

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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