F-104G 22+57 JaboG 34 landing at Memmingen in March 1978

F-104G, construction number 683D-7138, company model 683-10-19, built by Messerschmitt (MTT)
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd); assembly start at Messerschmitt-Manching November 29, 1963; first flight February 21, 1964 coded KE+438
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 May 13, 1964 by BABwMTT
DD+239 JaboG 34 at Memmingen AB delivery date on May 21, 1965
EL-70/EL-73 Electronic Counter Measure (ECM) system was installed in the weapon system in the late 70s with tech order "TA-FL1191"
22+57 operated with flightdate and crash recorder LEADS 200 according tech order "TA-1411"
withdrawn from use and stored at LwSchleuse 11 on February 25, 1986 with 3.602 flight hours; struck off charge order (AVA) July 11, 1986
on July 21, 1987 flown to RAF Binbrook (with JaboG 34 marking) in exchange for a Westland Whirlwind helicopter
stored at RAF Binbrook (EGXB) on April 20, 1988; preserved in the Bomber County Museum, Cleethorpes
in late 1998 it moved to JH Foods at Laceby, west of Grimsby and displayed on the forecourt until mid 1989
then to Skegness Airport; after a short stay at Skegness it moved to New Waltham, south of Grimsby on July 21, 1990
displayed on Peaks Top Farm within NATO Aircraft Museum; moved to Grainthorpe, Lincolnshire February 19, 2001; owned by Christian Brydges and partner
displayed at the new Linc Aircraft Museum in Fen Lane, September 2007 last noted; 22+57 has been sold via Ebay for 9600 UK pounds on March 24, 2008
preserved Cold War jet collection at Bruntingthorpe, Leicestershire; April 27, 2008 noted; May 25, 2008 noted; May 30, 2010 last noted
22+57 stored at Spanhoe, a small airfield 5.8 miles NE of Corby, Northamptonshire, UK; it had been moved from Bruntingthorpe on June 25, 2010
July 7, 2011 22+57 was loaded on a truck to be transported to a private location in the York area of the UK, here it was restored
Jet Art Aviation, based in North Yorkshire, took just four weeks to renovate the Cold War jet, the restored F-104 was sold to Taiwan (ROC); January 2013 last noted.

Project "Diana": delivery of 42 Fighterbomber with built-in Vulcan M61 20 mm machine gun for 1st and 2nd Squadron of Jagdbombergeschwader 34 (FBW 34) at Memmingen, later the number of aircraft was increased to 48

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