F-104G 26+17 Jagdbombergeschwader 36 (JaboG 36) Hopsten 1974

F-104G, construction number 683D-9162, model 683-10-19, built by SABCA
manufactured by West Group (ARGE-West); assembly start September 10, 1964
first flight January 5, 1965 coded with construction number "9162" in Fighterbomber version
2 factory test fights and 1 military test flight with 3 flight hours; coded KH+168 for delivery on February 9, 1965
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"; coded KH+168 acceptance date February 9, 1965 by BABwSABCA
DF+236 JaboG 36 at Hopsten AB delivery date on April 25, 1965
IRAN at SABCA on March 13, 1967 with 182 flight hours, back to JaboG 36 on September 1, 1967
26+17 JaboG 32 on December 9, 1974; withdrawn from use and stored at LwSchleuse 11 on July 9, 1981 with 2.507 flight hours
stored at Manching AB; road transport to TSLw 1 at Kaufbeuren AB on August 8, 1982; struck off charge order (AVA) October 16, 1985
to WWDBw at Munster barracks for fire fighting trials June 22, 1987; aircraft (fuselage) with TSLw3 at Fassberg AB first noted February 22, 1990
also seen in may 1992; on January 8, 1998 it was seen again at Fassberg AB but the aircraft had been cut in 3 parts
on August 10, 1998 and December 17, 1999 it was seen at Fassberg in 3 parts
in 2001 it was seen (only forward fuselage) stored at Berlin-Gatow; April 12, 2006 at storage area near Hangar 7 at Berlin-Gatow
preserved (cockpit section only) at Rechlin/Lärz Airport (EDAX), Rechlin-Lärz Luftfahrtmuseum, August 2006 noted; December 2007 last noted
transported December 22, 2007 to Niederrhein AP, August 2008 noted
cockpit can be now found with a private collector near Moers, Germany (Niederrhein area) since August 2008
June 2014 under restoration last noted.

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