F-104G 26+47 JaboG 31 "E" formation landing during TAM 80 at Ramstein AB in June 1980

F-104G, construction number 683D-7307, company model 683-10-19, built by MBB
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd) & VFW; assembly by MBB-Manching starting April 15, 197 in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 2, first flight July 8, 1971
acceptance date November 11, 1971 by BABwMBB as attrition replacement aircraft for the Luftwaffe under project "Ikarus"
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"
26+47 JaboG 31 "Boelcke" at Norvenich AB delivery date on November 12, 1971; Tactical Weapons Meet at Florennes AB 18.till 29.September 1972
NATO TAM 80 at Ramstein AB; JaboG 34 on March 25, 1982; February 2, 1984 new Lizard camouflage scheme "Norm 83"; LwSchleuse 11 "F-104 Kommando" on June 5, 1985
JaboG 34 at Memmingen AB on February 9, 1987; WTD 61 at Manching AB on September 26, 1988
EL-70/EL-73 Electronic Counter Measure (ECM) system was installed in the weapon system in the late 70s with tech order "TA-FL1191"
withdrawn from use at LwSchleuse 11 on June 16, 1989; struck off charge order (AVA) November 8, 1989
BDRT reserve airframe at TSLw 3 at Fassberg in 1992 (seen at dump in March 2001); stored at Baarlo, Netherlands December 12, 2002, owned by Piet Smedts
transported to Tessenderlo, Belgium on November 12, 2005; preserved in Tessenderlo, Belgium with a company called Foets
it is standing in a chaotic area on poles; Tessenderlo July 14, 2006 noted; September 2022 last noted (bad status).

"Ikarus": project name for 14 F-104G Fighterbomber for the Luftwaffe as attrition replacement aircraft

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