F-104G 23+89 JG 71 "Richthofen" on a training sramble

F-104G, construction number 683D-8096, company model 683-10-19, built by Fokker
manufactured by North Group (ARGE-Nord); first flight July 2, 1963 at Fokker-Schiphol coded KG+196; acceptance date September 4, 1963 by BABwFokker
project "Roland" (for JG 71) in AWX (All Weather Fighter) version with "Wing Pylon Bomb Provision" modification; camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"
to LVR 3 (Luftwaffenversorgungsregiment 3) at Manching AB October 9, 1963 for modifications and storage
JA+109 JG 71 "Richthofen" at Wittmund AB delivery date on May 6, 1964 (code DA+126 planned but was not used)
23+89 crashed on March 8, 1972 during the landing pattern at Wittmund AB at Ardorf,
pilot lost control of the aircraft due to an aircraft stall while extending the landing gear, pilot ejected safely; written off; struck off charge order (AVA) January 5, 1973.

Project "Roland": 21 AWX (All Weather Fighter) aircrafts were intended for JG 71 (FW 71). Because the re-equipment of the wing was delayed, 
these aircraft remained at the LVR 3 in Manching until 1964.

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