Photo of F-104G 22+76: wanted coded KE+458, VA+134 or 22+76

F-104G 22+76 (no photo)

F-104G, construction number 683D-7158, company model 683-10-19, built by Messerschmitt
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd); assembly start at Messerschmitt-Manching March 5, 1964
assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 5; first flight May 21, 1964 coded KE+458
project "Yoga" as Fighterbomber (for MFG 1) with "AS.30" anti-ship missile delivery system, Sidewinder missile launch rails and long range tanks
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"; acceptance date by BABwMTT July 24, 1964
VA+134 to MFG 1 at Schleswig-Jagel AB delivery date on July 30, 1964
damaged during take-off due to broken left main gear on February 6, 1968; repaired by Messerschmitt
22+76 back to MFG 1 on November 27, 1968, Navy camouflage scheme "Norm 76" according tech order "TA-196-3" in June 1970
crashed May 27, 1971 during radar low level into the North Sea at Uithuizen Watt, Netherlands, near Borkum,
after engine failure due to fuel feed control problems; pilot ejected safely; struck off charge order (AVA) December 15, 1971.

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