F-104G 25+64 JG 74

F-104G, construction number 683D-9010, model 683-10-19, built by SABCA
manufactured by West Group (ARGE-West)
assembly start July 5, 1962 at SABCA-Gosselies, Belgium, with parts manufactured by Lockheed and several European factories
acceptance date by BABwSABCA not known; first flight January 11, 1963 coded with construction number "9010"
total of 8 factory test flights and 10 military test flights with 23 flight hours; coded KH+110 ready at SABCA on April 11, 1963
delivered in AWX (All Weather Fighter) version under project "Green Hill"
JA+246 JG 71 at Wittmund AB delivery date on April 26, 1963; camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196" in October 1964 at VFW
IRAN at SABCA on April 21, 1966 with 244 flight hours; coded JD+258 to JG 74 on March 21, 1967
25+64 withdrawn from use at LVR 1 (Luftwaffenversorgungsregiment 1) on May 16, 1973 with 1.350 flight hours
struck off charge order (AVA) May 16, 1973; instructional airframe (GIA) at DFVLR-Braunschweig without code in 1973
November 15, 1977 ferried with a RNoAF C-130 Hercules to Bodo AB, Norway
coded "104" on pole as Gate Guard for the 331 squadron RNoAF at BodÝ AB, painted in "Norwegian look" 1977
undergoing restoration and repaint at BodÝ air station in 2005
aircraft was painted in a different markings as "FN-B" F-104G 61-2626; remounted on pole again May 22, 2006; June 2016 last noted.

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