F-104G 25+92 JG 71 "Richthofen" 1974

F-104G, construction number 683D-9080, model 683-10-19, built by SABCA
manufactured by West Group (ARGE-West); assembly start at SABCA October 28, 1963 in AWX (All Weather Fighter) version
first flight February 14, 1964 coded with construction number "9080", 2 SABCA factory test flights and 9 military test flights with 12 flight hours
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"; coded KH+141 acceptance date May 15, 1964
LVR 3 (Luftwaffenversorgungsregiment 3) for modifications on June 4, 1964
JD+111 JG 74 at Neuburg AB delivery date on October 23, 1964
JA+101 JG 71 on January 18, 1966, emergency landing at Wittmund AB being heavy damaged due to lightning strike on March 16, 1967
this Starfighter flew together with JA+112 when both aircraft nose-radomes were destroyed due to lightning-strikes
Also most of the main cockpit instruments of both aircraft were damaged
a JaboG 32 TF-104G DB+372 helped both pilots home and both Starfighter landed safely at Wittmund AB, pilot of this plane was Maj Frese
to traveling exhibition "Unsere Luftwaffe" with LwGrpKdoN without engine
25+92 to Messerschmitt for repair and modifications on October 10, 1967; JG 71 on May 15, 1968
withdrawn from use with 1.279 flight hours at LVR 1 on April 11, 1974, struck off charge order (AVA) December 4, 1973
instructional airframe at WWDBw Munster (DFVLR-tests of extinguishing agents) last noted; scrapped.

copyright  Hans Koning