F-104G 26+44  JaboG 33 in "Norm 83" camouflage scheme taxiing out at Decimomannu AB for a gunnery mission at "Frasca Range" 1986

construction number 683D-7304, model 683-10-19, built by MBB (Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm)
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd) & VFW; assembly start at MBB on March 16, 1971 in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 1
first flight July 2, 1971; acceptance date September 13, 1971 by BABwMBB
attrition replacement aircraft in Fighterbomber version for the Luftwaffe under project "Ikarus"
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"
26+44 JaboG 31 at Norvenich AB delivery date on September 30, 1971; February 3, 1982 to JaboG 33; June 25, 1984 new camouflage scheme "Norm 83"
EL-70/EL-73 Electronic Counter Measure (ECM) system was installed in the weapon system in the late 70s with tech order "TA-FL1191"
April 3, 1985 to JaboG 34; WTD 61 on April 22, 1988
withdrawn from use and stored June 1, 1988 at LwSchleuse 11 with 2.663 flight hours; struck off charge order (AVA) December 8, 1988
to Turkish Air Force (TuAF serial number 71-7304) on January 18, 1989
coded "9-304" with 9.AJU Bandirma AB July 1990- August 1992; coded "8-304" with 8.AJU
withdrawn from use on October 13, 1993 at 1. Air Supply and Maintenance Center at Eskisehir AB; scrapped according CFE March 23, 1995
stored coded "8-304" at Eskisehir noted in February 1996; donated by 1st Air Force Command to Zonguldak City for static display in 1995; Zonguldak City put it into a children play ground
1st AF HQ decided to withdraw the aircraft in October 2004; 1st Maintenance Center dismantled it, loaded onto a truck and carried it to 6.AJU at Bandirma AB
stored at 6.AJU at Bandirma, July 2006 noted; likely scrapped.

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