F-104G 26+45 JaboG 34 in 1987 with "Norm 62" camouflage scheme

F-104G, construction number 683D-7305, company model 683-10-19, built by MBB (Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm)
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd) & VFW; assembly start at MBB-Manching on March 18, 1971 in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 2
first flight June 28, 1971 at Manching; acceptance date September 16, 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+45 JaboG 33 at Buchel AB delivery date on September 16, 1971; several detachments to Decimomannu AB, Sardinia from 1975-1978
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April 15, 1985 to JaboG 34 at Memmingen AB; withdrawn from use June 4, 1987 at LwSchleuse 11 with 2.598 flight hours; struck off charge order (AVA) January 5, 1988
MAP (Military Assistance Program) to Turkish Air Force (TuAF serial number 71-7305) on March 2, 1988; coded "9-305" with 9.AJU at Balikesir AB; noted with 181 Filo of 8.AJU in 1991
withdrawn from use on September 24, 1988; CFE cut-up on July 20, 1995: scrapped.

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