F-104G 26+51 Luftwaffenversorgungsregiment 1 (LVR 1) "F-104 Kommando" 1987

F-104G, construction number 683D-7311, company model 683-10-19, built by MBB (Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm)
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd) & VFW; assembly by MBB-Manching starting May 18, 1971; assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 3; first flight July 21, 1971
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"; acceptance date by BABwMBB on September 20, 1971
attrition replacement aircraft in Fighterbomber version for the Luftwaffe under project "Ikarus"
26+51 to JaboG 33 at Buchel AB delivery date on September 21, 1971; TAM82 Wittmundhaven & Jever AB 11.till 23.June 1982; 1984 new camouflage scheme "Norm 83"
September 4, 1984 heavily damaged during take-off at Beja, Portugal after a blown tire due to FOD on the Runway
transported back to Germany with a C-160 Transall and  repaired at LwSchleuse 11; back to JaboG 33 on December 20, 1984
July 22, 1986 to JaboG 34 at Memmingen AB; September 14, 1986 "Tag der offenen Tür" for "25 Jahre Fliegerhorst Hopsten" at JaboG 36
TechnGrp 11 "F-104 Kommando" at Erding AB on September 9, 1987; stored WTD 61 on June 1, 1988
at LwSchleuse 11 withdrawn from use on November 4, 1988 with 2.797 flight hours; struck off charge order (AVA) February 21, 1989
EL-70/EL-73 Electronic Counter Measure (ECM) system was installed in the weapon system in the late 70s with tech order "TA-FL1191"
stored LVR 1 (Luftwaffenversorgungsregiment 1) at Erding AB on October 12, 1992, planned for a museum in Russia as exchange for a Me 262
seen June 1994 at Erding storage where they told that it was on storage for museum Uetersen; preserved Luftwaffenmuseum Berlin-Gatow May 1996; September 2005 noted at Gatow
preserved Airportmuseum Rothenburg, Oberlausitz, June 23, 2006 first noted; (on loan by the Luftwaffenmuseum der Bundeswehr Berlin-Gatow)
Luftfahrttechnisches Museum Rothenburg September 2023 last noted.

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

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