F-104G 22+35 JaboG 34 4-ship over Portugal during a deployment at Beja AB October 1984

F-104G, construction number 683D-7113, model 683-10-19, built by Messerschmitt
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd); assembly start at Messerschmitt-Manching August 14, 1963
assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 3; first flight April 16, 1964 coded KE+413
acceptance date by BABwMTT July 14, 1964; camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"
project "Diana" in Fighterbomber version (for JaboG 34) with installed Vulcan M61 20 mm machine gun
DD+105 JaboG 34 at Memmingen AB delivery date on July 17, 1964
22+35 damaged on January 31, 1972 by burning fuel of exploding fuel tank of 20+40 (construction number 2047)
repaired by Messerschmitt and back to JaboG 34 on February 19, 1973
operated with flightdate and crash recorder LEADS 200 according tech order "TA-1411"
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withdrawn from use at LwSchleuse 11 on June 18, 1986 and stored at Manching AB with 3.330 flight hours
struck off charge order (AVA) July 11,1986; airlifted on August 19, 1988 with RAF "C-130K" transporter to UK
on displayed at Second World War Aircraft Preservation Society (SWWAPS) Museum, Lasham (EGHL), Hampshire, UK
October 23, 1988 first noted; May 2010 last noted
preserved Cold War jet collection at Bruntingthorpe, Leicestershire, May 30, 2010 first noted
in surprisingly good condition July 2011 noted; under restoration with new paint April 2012
technical work in July 2014 noted; November 2015 last noted.

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