F-104G 26+30 JaboG 36 during weapons training at Decimomannu AB

F-104G, construction number 683D-9182, model 683-10-19, built by SABCA
manufactured by West Group (ARGE-West); assembly start at SABCA-Gosselies on December 29, 1964
first flight April 29, 1965 coded with construction number "9182"; camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"
2 SABCA factory test flights and 2 military test flights with 4 flight hours; KH+181 acceptance date June 10, 1965 in Fighterbomber version
DF+249 JaboG 36 at Hopsten AB delivery date on August 4, 1965
26+30 IRAN at SABCA on July 2, 1968 with 556 flight hours, back to JaboG 36 on March 3,1969
heavy damaged on April 30, 1970, repaired by MBB on May 26, 1970, back to JaboG 36 on May 17, 1972
detached at Decimomannu from August 1, 1973 until December 14, 1973; JaboG 31 at Norvenich AB on December 14, 1973
JaboG 36 on January 2, 1974; JaboG 31 on January 6, 1975; JaboG 32 at Lechfeld on April 26, 1983
EL-70/EL-73 Electronic Counter Measure (ECM) system was installed in the weapon system in the late 70s with tech order "TA-FL1191"
special markings as "Bavaria" (spare) for the 25th anniversary of JaboG 32 on July 6, 1983; stored at LwSchleuse 11 on December 8, 1983
new "Lizard" camouflage scheme "Norm 83" on February 16, 1984; JaboG 34 on September 19, 1984
on loan to TechnGrp 11 of LVR 1 "F-104 Kommando" on May 23, 1985; back to JaboG 34 on February 5, 1986
TechnGrp 11 of LVR 1 "F-104 Kommando" on February 5, 1988
withdrawn from use and stored at LwSchleuse 11 with 3.148 flight hours June 16, 1988, but seen on display at Norvenich during an open day on August 28, 1988
struck off charge order (AVA) February 21, 1989 and BRDT reserve airframe; BDRT training airframe at Norvenich AB July 28, 1992; dump Norvenich AB 1999
for sale by VEBEG in March 2004; sold to Piet Smedts and stored at Baarlo in BMW garage of Piet Smedts in May 2004; storage area of Piet Smedts at Kessel, district Limburg May 18, 2004
stored Kessels June 1, 2009 noted; stored at Kessels April 2016 last noted
September 8, 2016 to Maastricht Aviation Competence Center (ACC) a training organization for aircraft mechanics located at Maastricht-Airport for restoration.

copyright  Heribert Mennen