F-104G 22+58 JaboG 34, flown by Wing Commander Oberst Jürgen Höche 1985

F-104G, construction number 683D-7139, company model 683-10-19, built by Messerschmitt (MTT)
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd); assembly start at Messerschmitt-Manching December 4, 1963
assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 5; test flight March 9, 1964 coded KE+439
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 27, 1964 by BABwMTT
DD+240 JaboG 34 at Memmingen AB delivery date on April 29, 1964
heavily damaged on March 9, 1965 during take-off abort due to nose wheel shimmy, repaired by Messerschmitt; back to JaboG 34 on February 24, 1966
22+58 EL-70/EL-73 Electronic Counter Measure (ECM) system was installed in the weapon system in the late 70s with tech order "TA-FL1191"
operated with flightdate and crash recorder LEADS 200 according tech order "TA-1411"
to LwSchleuse 11 on October 30, 1985 and stored with 3.481 flight hours; struck off charge order (AVA) March 18, 1986
BDRT airframe (GIA) at Erding AB October 22, 1986 after road transport with training aid code "C031"; fire brigade trainer at Erding AB in 1996
private owned by Mr. Robert Dietz in 2003; preserved Technik Museum Mittelbiberach 2003; stored in Mr. R.Dietz factory at Berg, near Ravensburg 2004
June 23, 2005 transported to Memmingen (EDSM) at former US Detachment area; December 15, 2008 last noted
August 27, 2009 transported to "Meilenwerk Stuttgart" at Böblingen, near Stuttgart and displayed inside; opening of the museum September 12, 2009; May 2013 noted
the "Meilenwerk" in Böblingen was renamed in January 2014 to "Motorworld"; June 2024 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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