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

F-104G, construction number 683D-9161, company 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; ; military test flights at Gosselies: 24.2.1965; 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; in August 1969 JaboG 36 (1st Staffel) exchanged with a USAFE F-4C Phantom squadron of the 81 TFW based at Bentwaters
JaboG 32 at Lechfeld AB on July 30, 1975; crashed on June 16, 1976 after a midair collision due to loss of control of the aircraft during the 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.

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