F-104G 25+68 JG 74 (FW 74) at RAF Binbrook, UK in September 1973 during a squadron exchange with 5 Squadron, flying the Lightning F.6

F-104G, construction number 683D-9014, company model 683-10-19, 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 AWX (All Weather Fighter) version
assembly start at SABCA, Belgium September 7, 1962 with parts manufactured by Lockheed
first flight December 22, 1962 coded with construction number "9014"; 5 SABCA factory test flights and 6 military test flights with 14 flight hours
military test flights at Gosselies: 27.2.1963, 4.3.1963, 6.3.1963,14.3.1963, 15.3.1963 and 27.3.1963 (test)
coded KH+114 delivered in AWX (All Weather Fighter) version under project "Green Hill"; acceptance date April 9, 1963 by BABwSABCA in Silver-finish colors
JA+250 JG 71 "Richthofen" at Wittmund AB delivery date on April 9, 1963; camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196" in 1964
damaged November 10, 1964, repaired and back to JG 71
25+68 JG 74 on February 26, 1973
October 1973 RAF 5 Squadron, based at Binbrook flying the Lightning F.6 exchanged with the German Air Force JG 74 (1st Staffel) based at Neuburg AB, seen at Binbrook was 25+68
withdrawn from use at LVR 1 (Luftwaffenversorgungsregiment 1) on November 7, 1974 with 1.519 flight hours
struck off charge order (AVA) December 17, 1983; used for firefighting tests with WWDBw Munster
instructional airframe (GIA) with MFlgLehrGrp Sylt  coded "69+51" and tail of cn 7053 and fake construction number "1234"
noted at Westerland July 29, 1987, restoration at Wernigerode
preserved with skin removed to show internal for display purposes 2003 (fuselage only); owned by Mr. Clemens Aulich; May 2023 last noted.

Project "Green Hill": 42 AWX airplanes were delivered to the Fighter Wing 71 (Jagdgeschwader 71) at Wittmund.

copyright  Heribert Mennen