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

F-104G, construction number 683D-7309, model 683-10-19, built by MBB (Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm)
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd-FUS) & VFW
assembly by Messerschmitt-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; 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"
WTD 61 on June 1, 1988; at LwSchleuse 11 withdrawn from use December 15, 1989 with 2.793 flight hours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
November 2015 (sad state, weathered) last noted.

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