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

F-104G, construction number 683D-7023, 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 June 25, 1962 in Silver-finish colors and put into long term storage according “Project 21”
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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