F-104G 22+64 JaboG 34 Memmingen firing rockets during the weapon demonstration "Black Sky" ("Schwarzer Himmel") in September 1970

F-104G, construction number 683D-7145, company model 683-10-19, built by Messerschmitt (MTT)
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd); assembly start at Messerschmitt-Manching January 10, 1964
assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 5; first flight March 18, 1964 coded KE+445
project "Diana" in Fighterbomber version (for JaboG 34) with installed M61 20 mm Vulcan machine gun
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"; acceptance date by BABwMTT on June 12, 1964
DD+246 JaboG 34 at Memmingen AB delivery date on June 19, 1964
22+64 in 1971 on loan at Decimomannu AB; crashed February 26, 1971 into the sea at "Capo della Frasca" Range after engine failure due to ricochets during gun firing,
pilot ejected safely, but was almost drowned because he could not get rid of the parachute; struck off charge order (AVA) August 24, 1971.

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