F-104G 23+71 Jagdgeschwader 74 (FW 74) Neuburg AB 1974

F-104G, construction number 683D-8070, company model 683-10-19, built by Fokker
manufactured by North Group (ARGE-Nord); Fokker factory construction number 10520
coded KG+170 first flight May 2, 1963 at Fokker-Schiphol; acceptance date June 12, 1963 by BABwFokker (RNAF-MTA) in Silver-finish colors
project "Roland" (for JG 71) in AWX (All Weather Fighter) version with "Wing Pylon Bomb Provision" modification
LVR 3 (Luftwaffenversorgungsregiment 3) on June 24, 1963 for modifications; planned delivery to JG 71 was not executed
KG+170 ErpSt 61 at Det. Istres delivery date on July 9, 1963 for arresting hook trials; code YA+113 planned for ErpSt 61 on May 27, 1964 was not used
to Messerschmitt for modifications and camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"
JD+106 JG 74 at Neuburg AB on February 22, 1966
23+71 IRAN at SABCA on April 11, 1968 with 450 flight hours, back to JG 74 on November 14, 1968
heavily damaged on April 23, 1970, midair collision during an Air Combat Maneuvering (ACM) sortie southwest of Augsburg with 25+65, both aircraft made an Emergency Landing at Neuburg AB
by road transport to MBB on April 28, 1970 for repair, after repair back to JG 74 on May 12, 1971
withdrawn from use at LVR 1 (Luftwaffenversorgungsregiment 1) at Erding AB on May 9, 1974 with 1.085 flight hours
struck off charge order (AVA) December 17, 1973; for spare parts use (ETG:Ersatzteilgewinnung); scrapped at Erding AB December 7, 1978.

23.04.1970: collision during Air Combat Training 10 NM South-West of Augsburg of 2 F-104G 23+71 and 25+65.
Both aircraft can land safely after the collision. 23+71 was damaged badly and was repaired at MBB.
23+71 was returned to JG 74 in May 1971. Both pilots were not injured.

copyright  Willy Metze