F-104G 26+49 JaboG 34 at Beja AB, Portugal in October 1984

F-104G, construction number 683D-7309, company model 683-10-19, built by MBB (Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm)
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd) & VFW; assembly by MBB-Manching starting May 29, 1971; first flight August 13, 1971
delivery date October 15, 1971 as attrition replacement aircraft in Fighterbomber version for the Luftwaffe under project "Ikarus"
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"
26+49 to JaboG 32 at Lechfeld AB delivery date on October 18, 1971; May 8, 1981 to JaboG 34 at Memmingen AB; 1984 in 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"
September 14, 1986 "Tag der offenen Tür" for "25 Jahre Fliegerhorst Hopsten" at JaboG 36
WTD 61 on June 1, 1988; at LwSchleuse 11 withdrawn from use December 15, 1989 with 2.793 flight hours
struck off charge order (AVA) July 12, 1990; stored LVR 1 Erding AB September 23, 1992; Verkehr- und Technik-Museum Berlin October 27, 1992
preserved Luftwaffenmuseum der Bundeswehr Berlin-Gatow 2002 in outside display, WTD 61 marks; May 2022 last noted
February 2023 transferred to the Militärhistorisches Museum der Bundeswehr (MHM) ("Military History Museum of the Bundeswehr") in Dresden
September 2023 last noted.

"Ikarus": project name for 14 F-104G Fighterbomber for the Luftwaffe.

note: In 2011 the "Luftwaffenmuseum der Bundeswehr" (Air Force Museum of the Bundeswehr) at Berlin-Gatow airfield was renamed as an autonomous branch
of the "Militärhistorisches Museum der Bundeswehr" (MHM) (Military History Museum of the Bundeswehr).

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