F-104G 25+77 JG 71 1968

F-104G, construction number 683D-9041, company model 683-10-19, built by SABCA
manufactured by West Group (ARGE-West); assembly start at SABCA-Gosselies May 13, 1963
first flight August 20, 1963 coded with construction number "9041" in AWX (All Weather Fighter) version
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"
3 SABCA factory test flights and 9 military test flights with 15 flight hours
military test flights at Gosselies: 11.9.1963; 23.9.1963; 30.9.1963; 14.10.1963; 31.10.1963; 5.11.1963; 12.11.1963; 20.11.1963 and 2.12.1963 (test)
acceptance date by BABwSABCA September 25, 1963; coded KH+123 to LVR 3 (Luftwaffenversorgungsregiment 3) for modifications
YA+118 ErpSt 61 at Manching AB delivery date on April 15, 1964; to Messerschmitt on June 19, 1964 for modification
JA+123 JG 71 "Richthofen" at Wittmund AB on June 2, 1966
25+77 crashed on September 24, 1968 near Wittmundhaven after loss of aircraft control; pilot ejected safely; struck off charge order (AVA) March 11, 1969; scrapped 1980 at Elz.

copyright  Hagen Wendt