F-104G 25+37 JaboG 31 landing at Norvenich in clean cofiguration 1975

F-104G, construction number 683D-8321, model 683-10-19, built by Fokker
manufactured by North Group (ARGE-Nord); first flight October 27, 1964 coded KG+421 at Fokker-Schiphol in Fighterbomber version
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"; acceptance date January 25, 1965 by BABwFokker (RNAF-MTA)
DB+238 JaboG 32 at Lechfeld AB delivery date on February 22, 1965; IRAN at SABCA on April 26, 1967 with 406 flight hours
DA+129 delivered to JaboG 31 at Norvenich AB on November 29, 1967
25+37 JaboG 36 at Hopsten AB on May 26, 1971; MFG 1 at Schleswig-Jagel on December 22, 1971; JaboG 31 on September 21, 1972
withdrawn from use and stored in airworthy condition as attrition reserve aircraft at LwSchleuse 11 on February 28, 1983 with 2.849 flight hours; struck off charge order (AVA) May 29, 1984
to Turkish Air Force (Türk Hava Kuvvetleri) on July 5, 1984 (TuAF serial number 64-8321)
operated by 6.AJU in the 80s, 8.AJU (80s-90s); withdrawn from use coded "8-321" on July 29, 1992 with 8.AJU at Diyarbakir AB
preserved as Gate Guard at Batman AB; first noted April 2003; October 2006 noted; September 2009 not noted; October 2014 coded "8-321" noted; October 2017 last noted.

Batman Air Base is located in the town of Batman, Turkey, which is in southeast Anatolia, about 45 minutes away from the city of Diyarbakir

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