F-104G 26+50 JaboG 31 "B" with loaded bomb dispenser taxiing at Norvenich AB 1973

F-104G, construction number 683D-7310, company model 683-10-19, built by MBB
assembly by MBB-Manching starting May 18, 1971, assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 3
first flight July 27, 1971; camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"; acceptance date by BABwMBB on September 28, 1971
delivery date September 28, 1971 as attrition replacement aircraft in Fighterbomber version for the Luftwaffe under project "Ikarus"
26+50 to JaboG 31 "B" at Norvenich AB delivery date on October 5, 1971
crashed due to ground contact (CFIT) on October 26, 1973 at Helchteren Range, Belgium after a simulated Glide bomb delivery pass during the pull-up
pilot was killed; struck off charge order (AVA) January 28, 1974.

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