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

F-104G, construction number 683D-9163, 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 4 military test flights with 6 flight hours
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 on September 18, 1974; operated with flightdate and crash recorder LEADS 200
according tech oreder "TA-1411"
crashed August 10, 1976 after a hard landing due to high sinkrate at Memmingen AB,
tip tank touched the runway and 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