F-104G 22+59 JaboG 31 landing with a loaded bombrack

F-104G, construction number 683D-7140, company model 683-10-19, built by Messerschmitt (MTT)
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd); assembly start at Messerschmitt December 9, 1963; assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 5; first flight March 24, 1964 coded KE+440
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 by BABwMTT August 6, 1964
DD+241 JaboG 34 at Memmingen AB delivery date on August 11, 1964
DA+254 JaboG 31 at Norvenich AB on August 5, 1965
22+59 withdrawn from use and stored at LwSchleuse 11 on December 22, 1981 with 2.725 flight hours
struck off charge order (AVA) October 2, 1984; by road transport to Rheine/Hopsten AB and used as BDRT airframe on September 15, 1982
July 25, 1985 transported to Rheine/Hopsten barracks with training aid code "C076"
on pole coded as "DF+101" (the assumed 1st Hopsten F-104) and fake serial number 7010 on tail; 1999 under restoration
taken from pole and stored on May 22, 2006; transported to Bentlage barracks (Theodor-Blank-Kaserne) 
of German Army (Transporthubschrauberregiment 15) November 22, 2006; on pole coded as "DF+101" November 22, 2006
Transporthubschrauberregiment 15 deactivated on June 30, 2013; Theodor-Blank-Kaserne closed in 2017; August 2019 taken down and stored at Rheine for restoration
April 2022 ongoing restoration last noted.

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