F-104G construction number "7023" during assembly at Messerschmitt-Manching 1962

F-104G, construction number 683D-7023, company model 683-10-19, US serial number 67-14886, built by Messerschmitt (MTT)
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd); assembly by Messerschmitt-Manching starting April 24, 1962 with parts from Lockheed
assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 1
test flight coded KE+323 June 25, 1962 in Silver-finish colors and put into long term storage according project "21"
upgrading to the highest technical level
another test flight September 23, 1963 coded KE+323; camouflage scheme “Norm 62” according tech order "TA-196" in April 1964
acceptance date May 22, 1964 by BABwMTT; LVR 3 (Luftwaffenversorgungsregiment 3) on June 1, 1964 for modifications and upgrading
DC+254 JaboG 33 at Buchel AB delivery date on July 15, 1964; at Chaumont Air Base, France for the AIRCENT Tactical Weapons Meet 1965
according project "Columbus III" airlifted on February 26, 1967 to Lockheed-Burbank, USA with a Lockheed L-300 airfreighter
reassembled and test flown at Lockheed-Palmdale
 operated at Luke AFB by the 4510th CCTW (German shadow serial number 2154) in USAF Silver-finish colors coded 14886
crashed October 22, 1970 during practice gun firing on the dart at Gila Bend Range, west of Ajo, Arizona
after engine failure due to FOD from a jammed machine gun; USAF instructor pilot ejected safely; operated by the 69 TFTS; 928 flight hours
written off; taken from the Lw aircraft type roster on March 25, 1971.

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