F-104G 22+51 on display at Hannover Air Fair (ILA) 1976 with JG 71 "Richthofen" marks

F-104G, construction number 683D-7131, company model 683-10-19, built by Messerschmitt (MTT)
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd); assembly by Messerschmitt-Manching starting October 30, 1963; assembly according contract lot 4; first flight February 4, 1964 coded KE+431 at Messerschmitt
project "Diana" in Fighterbomber version (for JaboG 34) with installed Vulcan M61 20 mm machine gun;
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"; acceptance date April 29, 1964 by BABwMTT
DD+232 JaboG 34 at Memmingen AB delivery date on May 6, 1964; damaged beyond repair on July 11, 1966 due to over-G during pull-out on approach for landing
reason for the non normal approach was a malfunction in the oxygen system (incapacitated pilot); pilot was ok; aircraft was damaged beyond economical repair (DBR)
withdrawn from use 1966 and coded BF+007 as instructional airframe (GIA) to TSLw 1 at Kaufbeuren AB
22+51 struck off charge order (AVA) September 20, 1971; noted with the mobile exhibition "Unsere Luftwaffe" during ILA (Internationale Luftfahrtausstellung) at Hannover AP in 1974 and 1976
on March 14, 1975 as CCV-mock-up at MBB Ottobrunn, Munich; April 24, 1978 to MBB Manching AB as CCV instructional mock-up; instructional airframe with DASA April 1996 first noted; June 2006 noted
EADS company instructional airframe (GIA) October 2012 noted; with renamed Airbus Group March 2014 noted, displayed in the Airbus factory complex June 3, 2016 first noted; September 2019 last noted.

DASA: Daimler Chrysler Aerospace Aktiengesellschaft
EADS: European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company

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