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

construction number 683D-7301, model 683-10-19, built by MBB (Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm)
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd-FUS) & 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"
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 on January 17, 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 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withdrawn from use October 6, 1987 and stored at LwSchleuse 11 with 2.822 flight hours; struck off charge order (AVA) January 5, 1988
to Turkish Air Force (TuAF serial number 71-7301) on March 2, 1988 coded "9-301" to 9.AJU at Balikesir AB
crashed October 6, 1991 with 191 Filo (sqn) near Balikesir in Western Turkey, the pilot was killed; written off.

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