F-104G 22+01 Jagdbombergeschwader 34 (JaboG 34) landing at Aviano, Italy 1986

F-104G, construction number 683D-7070, company model 683-10-19, built by Messerschmitt (MTT)
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd); assembly by Messerschmitt-Manching starting December 3, 1962; first flight May 22, 1963
acceptance date by BABwMTT July 25, 1963 with 12:10 flight hours coded KE+370 in Silver-finish colors in Fighterbomber version 
project "Loreley" as Fighterbomber (for JaboG 33) with Vulcan M61 20 mm machine gun installed and long range tanks as loose parts
delivery date July 27, 1963, but delivery was canceled; camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196" in 1963
DC+125 JaboG 33 at Buchel AB delivery date November 15, 1963; NATO exercise "Tactical Weapons Meet" 1967 at RAFG Wildenrath in June 1967
22+01 IRAN at SABCA on August 31, 1970, back to JaboG 33 on November 23, 1970; JaboG 32 at Lechfeld AB on April 7, 1982
JaboG 34 at Memmingen AB on March 20, 1984; ErpSt 61 at Manching AB on February 9, 1987
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withdrawn from use and stored at LwSchleuse 11 on March 25, 1987 with 3.839 flight hours; struck off charge order (AVA) February 26, 1988
owned by Bundesakademie für Verwaltung und Wehrtechnick (BAkVWT) January 29, 1991
on loan at Technik Museum Speyer with normal camouflage in 1992; coded as "26+63" in "Vikings" colors preserved at Technik Museum Speyer, Germany 2001; June 2024 noted.

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

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