F-104G 26+24 JaboG 31 in summer 1982 with the specific snake badge of 78 TFS USAF at Woodbridge AB, UK

F-104G, construction number 683D-9175, model 683-10-19, built by SABCA
manufactured by West Group (ARGE-West); assembly start at SABCA-Gosselies on November 16, 1964
first flight March 5, 1965 coded with construction number "9175" in Fighterbomber version
2 factory test fights and 2 military test flights with 4 flight hours
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"; coded KH+175 acceptance date March 31, 1965 by BABwSABCA
DF+243 JaboG 36 at Hopsten AB delivery date on May 11, 1965
DA+253 JaboG 31 on January 21, 1966
26+24 midair collision with 20+39 (construction number 2046) shortly after take-off from Norvenich at Euskirchen on July 10, 1970,
emergency landing at Norvenich slightly damaged
withdrawn from use and stored at LwSchleuse 11 on February 2, 1983 with 3.167 flight hours; struck off charge order (AVA) July 19, 1983
to Turkish Air Force (TuAF serial number 64-9175) on March 13, 1984
with 4.AJU 1988-1989, coded "8-175" with 181 Filo of 8.AJU 1990-August 1993; withdrawn from use November 1993
preserved (GIA) at Eskisehir University as "8-175" inside; January 2011 first noted; May 2015 last noted.

copyright  Helmut Baumann