F-104G 26+16 JaboG 36 at Hopsten 1971

F-104G, construction number 683D-9161, model 683-10-19, built by SABCA
manufactured by West Group (ARGE-West); assembly start August 10, 1964, first flight January 6, 1965 coded with construction number "9161"
5 factory test fights and 1 military test flight with 5 flight hours; camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"
coded KH+167 acceptance date February 24 1965 by BABwSABCA in Fighterbomber version
DF+235 JaboG 36 at Hopsten AB on April 25, 1965; IRAN at SABCA on June 19, 1967 with 395 flight hours
26+16 back to JaboG 36 on January 30, 1968; JaboG 32 on July 30, 1975
crashed on June 16, 1976 after midair collision due to loss of control of the aircraft during approach (in IMC) to Lechfeld AB
at Zaisertshofen, near Mindelheim, pilot ejected safely, written off; struck off charge order (AVA) October 21, 1976
the other F-104 landed slightly damaged, but safely at Lechfeld AB.

copyright  Winfried Zetsche