F-104G 25+63 JG 71 "Richthofen" (FW 71)

F-104G, construction number 683D-9009, model 683-10-19, built by SABCA
manufactured by West Group (ARGE-West); assembly start at SABCA-Gosselies, Belgium June 20, 1962,
with parts manufactured by Lockheed and several European factories; first flight December 2, 1962 coded with construction number "9009"
total of 2 factory test flights and 2 military test flights with 4 flight hours; acceptance date by BABwSABCA September 13, 1962
used at SABCA with 3 more factory test flights and 5 military test flights with 13 flight hours
coded KH+109 delivered in AWX (All Weather Fighter) version under project "Green Hill"
DA+253 JaboG 31 at Norvenich AB delivery date on March 27, 1963
JA+245 JG 71 on July 19, 1963; camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196" at VFW in November 1964
25+63 IRAN at SABCA on September 30, 1968 with 711 flight hours, back to JG 71 on June 5, 1969
withdrawn from use on April 10, 1974 with 1.572 flight hours; stored at LVR 1 (Luftwaffenversorgungsregiment 1) on April 10, 1974
struck off charge order (AVA) December 4, 1973; scrapped December 7, 1978 by VEBEG at MatDep 11 at Erding AB.

copyright  Frank Matthes