F-104G 24+44 Jagdbombergeschwader 33 (JaboG 33) at Buchel AB February 22, 1973

RF-104G, construction number 683D-8187, company model 683-04-10, built by Fokker
manufactured by North Group (ARGE-Nord); Fokker factory construction number 10637; first flight December 4, 1963 coded KG+287
RF-104G photoreconnaissance version modification according project "Recce" at Avio Diepen on December 4, 1963
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"; acceptance date May 5, 1964
BB+238 WaSLw 10 (OTU Operational Training Unit) at Jever AB delivery date on May 14, 1964; VFW inspection on May 26, 1967
IRAN at SABCA on November 12, 1967 with 276 flight hours, to JaboG 32 at Lechfeld AB on February 2, 1968
24+44 to JaboG 33 at Buchel AB on October 9, 1969; modified to Fighterbomber version F-104G by Messerschmitt AG on December 19, 1968
JaboG 33 at Buchel AB on April 2, 1969; JaboG 36 at Hopsten AB on May 12, 1971; back to JaboG 33
crashed February 22, 1973 during landing at Buchel Air Base after an emergency landing due to the loss of one hydraulic system,
aircraft skidded off the runway and was damaged beyond repair (DBR), pilot ejected safely over the runway; struck off charge order (AVA) August 24, 1973
WWDBw Munster for firefighting tests, BDRT airframe on September 27, 1985 last noted; scrapped.

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