F-104G 22+05 "C" JaboG 33 at RAFG Wildenrath during Tactical Air Meet (TAM78) in June 1978

F-104G, construction number 683D-7075, company model 683-10-19, built by Messerschmitt (MTT)
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd); assembly by Messerschmitt-Manching starting January 9, 1963
assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 3; first flight June 18, 1963 coded KE+375
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 on August 16, 1963
DC+256 JaboG 33 at Buchel AB delivery date on August 30, 1963 in Silver-finish colors
heavily damaged on June 22, 1965 after landing in strong crosswind at Chaumont AB, France; aircraft skidded off the runway and pilot ejected safely
July 30, 1965 repaired at Messerschmitt-Augsburg and at Manching; camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196" in 1966, back to JaboG 33 on October 20, 1966
22+05 code change start on November 13, 1967; IRAN at SABCA on September 17, 1969 with 848 flight hours, back to JaboG 33 on November 5, 1969
EL-70/EL-73 Electronic Counter Measure (ECM) system was installed in the weapon system in the late 70s with tech order "TA-FL1191"
NATO exercise "Tactical Air Meet" at RAFG Wildenrath 5. till 14. June 1978 with code "C"; TLP Jever AB 29.August till 16.September 1983
crashed on August 10, 1984 near Beja AB, Portugal, pilot lost control during a dive recovery in ACM training and ejected safely at about 8.000 feet; written off
struck off charge order (AVA) May 28, 1985.

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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