F-104G 26+18 JaboG 34 waiting for take-off at the end of the runway

F-104G, construction number 683D-9163, company model 683-10-19, built by SABCA
manufactured by West Group (ARGE-West); assembly start September 10, 1964 in Fighterbomber version; first flight January 7, 1965 coded with construction number "9163"
2 factory test fights and 3 military test flights with 6 flight hours; military test flights at Gosselies: 27.1.1965; 17.2.1965 and 24.2.1965 
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"; coded KH+169 acceptance date February 24, 1965 by BABwSABCA
DF+237 JaboG 36 at Hopsten AB delivery date on April 28, 1965; IRAN at SABCA on July 11, 1967 with 362 flight hours, back to JaboG 36 on March 25, 1968
26+18 IRAN at SABCA on September 3, 1971 with 952 flight hours, back to JaboG 36 on December 12, 1971
JaboG 34 at Memmingen AB on September 18, 1974; operated with flightdate and crash recorder LEADS 200 according tech order "TA-1411"
crashed August 10, 1976 after a hard landing due to high sinkrate at Memmingen AB, tip tank touched the runway and the pilot took off again,
due to a broken left main wheel he made a controlled ejection near Heimertingen, north of Memmingen AB; written off; struck off charge order (AVA) February 3, 1977.

copyright  Karl Ascherl