TF-104G 28+17 JG 74 (FW 74) in clean configuration at Neuburg AB

TF-104G, construction number 583F-5947, model 583-10-20, assembled by Messerschmitt (MTT)
manufactured by Lockheed (ARGE-USA) and Messerschmitt (ARGE-Süd) and VFW
assembled by Messerschmitt-Manching starting March 30, 1967 coded KE+105; recoded KE+205 June 16, 1967 due to code conflict
first flight June 19, 1967; camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"; acceptance date on August 10, 1967 by BABwMTT
JD+363 JG 74 at Neuburg AB delivery date on August 16, 1967
28+17 heavy damaged on August 25, 1972 during landing at Upper Heyford, UK due to too high sink rate
pilot ejected over the runway, written off; struck off charge order (AVA) July 1, 1974
front section to ErpSt 61 for Martin Baker ejection seat trials; scrapped in December 1976.

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