F-104G 26+48 JaboG 33 with "4.ATAF" badge on intake during Tactical Weapons Meeting (TWM) at Florennes, Belgium 1972

F-104G, construction number 683D-7308, company model 683-10-19, built by MBB
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd) & VFW; assembly by MBB-Manching starting April 22, 1971; first flight July 15, 1971 in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 2
acceptance date by BABwMBB on August 31, 1971 as attrition replacement aircraft for the Luftwaffe under project "Ikarus"; camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"
26+48 JaboG 32 at Lechfeld AB delivery date August 31, 1971; JaboG 33 at Buchel AB on February 2, 1972
Tactical Weapons Meet at Florennes AB 18.till 29.September 1972; back to JaboG 32 on November 15, 1972
crashed December 10, 1974 during night landing at Lechfeld AB, the left main wheel collided with some approach lights and collapsed on touchdown, 
aircraft skidded off the runway and was heavily damaged (DBR), pilot ejected safely over the runway; parts for spares use (ETG:Ersatzteilgewinnung); scrapped in December 1976.

Pilot ejected successfully; he is listed as only "leaving the Runway", however on a very hard touchdown during a night landing the left main undercarriage collapsed. 
The pilot landed in a barbed wire fence around the HAS area and had to be freed by the fire brigade, 
but first they had to find him since nobody had noticed the ejection and the firefighters were quite astonished finding an empty cockpit at the airplane!

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