F-104G 25+59 JaboG 32 (FBW 32)

F-104G, construction number 683D-9005, company model 683-10-19, US serial number 63-13278, built by SABCA
the first fifteen aircraft (cn 9001-9015) were assembled from components originally supplied directly by Lockheed; manufactured by West Group (ARGE-West) in Fighterbomber version
assembly start at SABCA, Belgium on April 20, 1962 with components originally supplied directly by Lockheed and several European factories
first flight July 7, 1962 coded with construction number "9005"; total of 5 factory test flights and 3 military test flights with 7 flight hours
military test flights at Gosselies: 31.7.1962, 31.7.1962  and 7.8.1962 by test pilot Kpt. Blant (delivery); coded KH+105 acceptance date by BABwSABCA on June 31, 1962
DA+127 JaboG 31 "Boelcke" at Norvenich AB delivery date on August 8, 1962 in Silver-finish colors
DR+127 LPR 1 in March 1963 for systems upgrading according project "Balance"; planned for project "Columbus" November 15, 1962
according project "Columbus" airlifted coded BG+142 on June 24, 1963 to Lockheed-Burbank, USA; reassembled and modified to the latest modification level at Palmdale
ZELL (Zero Length Launch) modification planned, but not performed
1964 modified for SATS-program (Short Airfield for Tactical Support); tests at US Navy Test Center Lakehurst, New Jersey, USA coded "BG-142"
(SATS: short field take-off and landing, similar to a carrier; trial for mobile airfields); stored at Lockheed; shipped to Germany on July 28, 1965; September 15, 1965 to VFW for reassambly
DB+258 camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"
January 20, 1966 modified for ZELL tests (Zero Length Launch) at Messerschmitt, but not used; January 23, 1967 modified to F-104G standard
25+59 JaboG 32 at Lechfeld AB on August 28, 1967; JaboG 34 at Memmingen AB on January 14, 1981
EL-70/EL-73 Electronic Counter Measure (ECM) system was installed in the weapon system in the late 70s with tech order "TA-FL1191"
LVR 1/TG 11 "F-104 Kommando" on November 5, 1984; withdrawn from use at LwSchleuse 11 on November 14, 1985; struck off charge order (AVA) February 3, 1986
with 3.142 flight hours MAP (Military Assistance Program) to Turkish Air Force (TuAF serial number 62-9005) on April 10, 1986
crashed September 16, 1988 coded "4-005" with 142 Filo of 4.AJU near or at Murted AB, pilot was ok; written off.

Project "Balance": upgrade 19 F-104G with retrofit kits at LPR 1 at Erding AB and received DR+xxx codes with their old three-digit squadron numbers.
After the upgrade, these aircrafts either returned to their squadrons or directly to Manching for disassembly for the Columbus program.

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