F-104G 26+41 JaboG 32 (FBW 32) Lechfeld 1978

F-104G, construction number 683D-7301, company model 683-10-19, built by MBB (Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm)
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd) & VFW; assembly by MBB-Manching starting February 11, 1971 with lot 1
first flight May 19, 1971 as attrition replacement aircraft in Fighterbomber version for the Luftwaffe under project "Ikarus" according contract lot 1
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"; acceptance date August 9, 1971 by BABwMBB
26+41 to JaboG 32 at Lechfeld AB delivery date on August 10, 1971; JaboG 33 at Buchel AB on January 17, 1972
Tactical Weapons Meet at Florennes AB 18.till 29.September 1972; JaboG 32 on November 10, 1972
EL-70/EL-73 Electronic Counter Measure (ECM) system was installed in the weapon system in the late 70s with tech order "TA-FL1191"
JaboG 34 at Memmingen AB on February 27, 1981; LwSchleuse 11 "F-104 Kommando" on July 18, 1985; JaboG 34 on January 23, 1986
withdrawn from use October 6, 1987 and stored at LwSchleuse 11 with 2.822 flight hours; struck off charge order (AVA) January 5, 1988
MAP (Military Assistance Program) to Turkish Air Force (TuAF serial number 71-7301) on February 2, 1988 coded "9-301" to 9.AHU at Balikesir AB
crashed October 6, 1991 with 191 Filo (squadron)  near home base Balikesir in Western Turkey, the pilot, 28 year old Lt Yalcin Yakakayi, was killed, written off.

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