F-104G 23+46 Jagdgeschwader 71 "Richthofen" 1973 at Wittmund AB

F-104G, construction number 683D-8025, company model 683-10-19, built by Fokker
manufactured by North Group (ARGE-Nord); assembled with Lockheed produced parts at Fokker-Schiphol; coded KG+125 first flight September 19, 1962 in Silver-finish colors
AWX (All Weather Fighter) version under project "Green Hill" (for JG 71); acceptance date by BABwFokker (RNAF-MTA) on March 22, 1963
leased to Royal Netherlands Air Force (KLU) from April 18, 1963 until July 24, 1963; operated by the OCU at Twenthe AB coded KG-125
JA+112 JG 71 at Wittmund AB delivery date on July 24, 1963; camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196" in 1965
IRAN at SABCA on June 30, 1966, back to JG 71 on July 15, 1966
emergency landing on March 16, 1967. This Starfighter flew together with JA+101 when both aircraft nose-radomes were destroyed
due to lightning-strikes. Also most of the main instruments of both aircraft were damaged, a TF-104G of JaboG 32 coded DB+372
helped both pilots home and both Starfighter landed safely at Wittmundhafen AB. Pilot of this plane was Hptm Rühmann.
23+46 IRAN at SABCA on May 16, 1969 with 571 flight hours, back to JG 71 on June 4, 1970
withdrawn from use at LVR 1 (Luftwaffenversorgungsregiment 1) on August 31, 1973 with 1.121 flight hours
struck off charge order (AVA) August 31, 1973; used for spare parts (ETG:Ersatzteilgewinnung); dump at Erding AB May 18, 1974; 1974 scrapped at Memmingen.

Project "Green Hill": 42 AWX airplanes were delivered to the Fighter Wing 71 (Jagdgeschwader 71) at Wittmund.

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