F-104G 23+50 LVR 1 "F-104 Kommando" Erding AB 1984

F-104G, construction number 683D-8029, model 683-10-19, built by Fokker
manufactured by North Group (ARGE-Nord); assembled with Lockheed produced parts at Fokker-Schiphol
first flight October 15, 1962 coded KG+129, acceptance date by BABwFokker (RNAF-MTA) May 30, 1963
AWX (All Weather Fighter) version under project "Green Hill" (for JG 71)
JA+116 JG 71 at Wittmund AB delivery date on July 6, 1963 in Silver-finish colors
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196" in 1964
June 21, 1965 JA+116 711 squadron rotation with 322 squadron RNLAF
IRAN at SABCA March 1, 1967 with 278 flight hours, back to JG 71 on May 25, 1967
23+50 JaboG 36 on January 21, 1974; JG 74 on March 28, 1974; MFG 1 on July 8, 1974; WaSLw 10 on October 23, 1975
EL-70/EL-73 Electronic Counter Measure (ECM) system was installed in the weapon system in the late 70s with tech order "TA-FL1191"
JaboG 33 on January 29, 1980; repaired after birdstrike in 1983; LVR 1 "F-104 Kommando" in 1984
withdrawn from use at LwSchleuse 11 on January 28, 1985 with 3.175 flight hours; struck off charge order (AVA) June 4, 1986
to Turkish Air Force (TuAF serial number 63-8029) August 5, 1986; flown by 4.AJU August 1986/1987; coded "9-029" October 1988-1989
May 24, 1989 it crashed with 192 Filo near or at homebase Balikesir; written off; dump Yeni Foma near Izmir October 1996 last noted; scrapped.

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