F-104G 25+71 JG 74 "Mölders" at RAF Leuchars, UK

F-104G, construction number 683D-9026, model 683-10-19, built by SABCA
manufactured by West Group (ARGE-West) in AWX (All Weather Fighter) version; assembly start February 9, 1963 at SABCA-Gosselies, Belgium
first flight May 20, 1963 coded with construction number "9026"; 4 SABCA factory test flights and 4 military test flights with 9 flight hours
coded KH+117 in AWX (All Weather Fighter) version accepted on July 1,1963 by BABwSABCA in Silver-finish colors
LVR 3 (Luftwaffenversorgungsregiment 3) on July 31, 1963 for modifications and upgrading; camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"
BB+260 WaSLw 10 at Jever AB delivery date on April 14, 1964
JD+122 JG 74 on April 9, 1965
25+71 IRAN at SABCA on November 22, 1968 with 471 flight hours, back to JG 74 on March 4, 1969
withdrawn from use due to fatigue cracks at LwDpInstGr 1 on February 26, 1973 with 1.177 flight hours
struck off charge order (AVA) March 13, 1973; used for spare parts, scrapped at Memmingen 1974.

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