F-104G 26+46 JaboG 32 somewhere in Turkey in the 70s

F-104G, construction number 683D-7306, model 683-10-19, built by MBB (Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm)
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd-FUS) & VFW; assembly by MBB at Manching starting April 6, 1971; first flight July 5, 1971
delivery date September 27, 1971 as attrition replacement aircraft in Fighterbomber version for the Luftwaffe under project "Ikarus" according lot 2
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"
26+46 to JaboG 32 at Lechfeld AB delivery date on September 29, 1971; JaboG 33 on January 20, 1972
JaboG 32 on January 10, 1973; Det. Decimomannu AB (date unknown)
crashed on March 20, 1978 during take-off from Decimomannu AB after a broken nose wheel linkage
aircraft skidded off the runway and the main landing gear collapsed, pilot was badly injured
aircraft was damaged beyond repair (DBR); struck off charge order (AVA) November 7, 1978
parts used for fake airframe "20+04" (construction number 6620) at Lechfeld.

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