F-104G "104-02"; ex "104-15", ex 26+23 at "Museo del Aire", Madrid, Spain in 2018

F-104G, construction number 683D-9174, company model 683-10-19, built by SABCA
manufactured by West Group (ARGE-West); assembly start at SABCA-Gosselies on November 8, 1964
first flight March 2, 1965 coded with construction number "9174" in Fighterbomber version; 2 factory test fights and 3 military test flights with 6 flight hours
coded KH+174 acceptance date March 25, 1965 by BABwSABCA; camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"
DF+242 JaboG 36 at Hopsten AB delivery date on May 5, 1965; IRAN at SABCA on March 12,1968 with 520 flight hours
26+23 back to JaboG 36 on September 26, 1968; JaboG 33 at Buchel AB on December 9, 1974; JaboG 34 at Memmingen AB on September 22, 1975
operated with flightdate and crash recorder LEADS 200 according tech order "TA-1411"
EL-70/EL-73 Electronic Counter Measure (ECM) system was installed in the weapon system in the late 70s with tech order "TA-FL1191"
withdrawn from use December 19, 1984 with 3.241 flight hours at LwSchleuse 11; struck off charge order (AVA) April 23, 1985
on September 15, 1985 airlifted with C-160 to Spanish Air Force "Museo del Aire" (Museo de Aeronautica y Astronautica) in Madrid
at Cuatro Vientos Airport (LECU); preserved as "104-15" (C.8-15) with left side original colors as "26+23"; November 2005 noted
May 2016 last noted; in 2017 26+23 has been restored and has no longer on one side the German Air Force "26+23" registration
they decided to make it a complete Spanish aircraft "104-02" (sn 63-12716 cn 6068) which was finished in June 2017; November 2023 noted.

copyright  Wakana Ando

4021'54.10"N 348'12.08"W