F-104G 26+06 JaboG 31 at RAF Lossimouth, UK August 1977

F-104G, construction number 683D-9134, model 683-10-19, built by SABCA
manufactured by West Group (ARGE-West); assembly start May 17, 1964 at SABCA-Gosselies
first flight September 4, 1964 coded with construction number "9134"; 4 factory test fights and 2 military test flights with 7 flight hours
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"; coded KH+155 acceptance date September 28, 1964 in Fighterbomber version by BABwSABCA
LVR 3 (Luftwaffenversorgungsregiment 3) on November 5, 1964 for modifications
DF+117 JaboG 36 at Hopsten AB delivery date on April 9, 1965
26+06 IRAN at SABCA on March 4, 1971 with 937 flight hours, back to JaboG 36 on May 17, 1971; JaboG 31 at Norvenich on February 5, 1975
heavy damaged on August 9, 1977 after emergency landing at Lossiemouth, UK,
after departure the aircraft encountered heavy airframe vibrations due to damper failure,
the aircraft did not catch the barrier during emergency landing due to high speed (230 kts) and skidded into the grass
sheared off nose wheel and right main gear, pilot was unhurt and safe, damage beyond economical repair (DBR), written off
1977 as dummy "26+06" at Norvenich AB; struck off charge order (AVA) March 17, 1978; BDRT at Norvenich AB 1978
BDRT at Hopsten AB in February 1983 (ferried by a CH-53 helicopter); but not with its original tail
in August 1989 to WTD 91 at Meppen for cannon fire trials last noted; scrapped.

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