F-104G 25+79 JaboG 31 lining up as Nr. 1 at Norvenich AB 1980

F-104G, construction number 683D-9043, model 683-10-19, built by SABCA
manufactured by West Group (ARGE-West); assembly start at SABCA-Gosselies June 3, 1963
first flight September 7, 1963 coded with construction number "9043" in AWX (All Weather Fighter) version
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"; 3 SABCA factory test flights and 6 military test flights with 10 flight hours
acceptance date by BABwSABCA November 12, 1963 coded KH+125
LVR 3 (Luftwaffenversorgungsregiment 3) on January 3, 1964 for modifications and upgrading
Messerschmitt for modification to Fighterbomber version
DA+126 JaboG 31 at Norvenich AB delivery date on September 11, 1964
IRAN at SABCA November 8, 1966 with 352 flight hours, back to JaboG 31 on June 22, 1967
25+79 IRAN at SABCA October 18, 1970, back to JaboG 31 on December 14, 1970
midair collision with 22+08 (construction number 7078) on February 1, 1979 during a 6 ship approach, safe landing at Norvenich AB
EL-70/EL-73 Electronic Counter Measure (ECM) system was installed in the weapon system in the late 70s with tech order "TA-FL1191"
November 17, 1980 to MBB for PDM (Periodic Depot Maintenance (Δά)); JaboG 33 on April 6, 1981
crashed on August 17, 1981 during a low level mission at Bouligny near Metz, France after an
engine failure after a compressor stall due to bird strike; pilot ejected safely; struck of charge order (AVA) March 19, 1982.

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