F-104G 23+01 restoration at Waldbrunn, north of Limburg an der Lahn, Westerwald 2017

F-104G, construction number 683D-7184, company model 683-10-19, built by Messerschmitt (MTT)
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd); assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 7
assembly by Messerschmitt-Manching starting July 17, 1964; first flight October 26, 1964 coded KE+484
project "Diana" in Fighterbomber version (for JaboG 34) with installed Vulcan M61 20 mm machine gun
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"; acceptance date by BABwMTT January 7, 1965
DD+254 JaboG 31 at Norvenich AB delivery date on February 9, 1965; JaboG 34 at Memmingen AB on May 3, 1965
IRAN at SABCA on July 12, 1968 with 490 flight hours; back to JaboG 34 on October 10, 1968
23+01 EL-70/EL-73 Electronic Counter Measure (ECM) system was installed in the weapon system in the late 70s with tech order "TA-FL1191"
operated with flightdate and crash recorder LEADS 200 according tech order "TA-1411"
new camouflage scheme "Norm 83" on November 14, 1983 at TechnGrp 11
23+01 was the first Memmingen F-104 with "Norm 83" camouflage; LVR 1 "F-104 Kommando" April 23, 1985; JaboG 34 on October 25, 1985
TechnGrp 11 "F-104 Kommando" on September 17, 1987; WTD 61 on July 7, 1988
withdrawn from use 1992 with 3.601 flight hours; struck off charge order (AVA) November 8, 1989
BDRT airframe at Wittmund AB June 26, 1992; stored at Baarlo, NL at BMW garage of Piet Smedts
storage area of Piet Smedts at Kessel, district Limburg in June 2004 (tail from 23+92)
fuselage stored in the open at Kessels March 2014 noted; April 2018 last noted.

cockpit stored (restoration) at Waldbrunn, north of Limburg an der Lahn, Westerwald on March 13, 2012
BDRT airframe, fair cockpit condition; April 2016 noted; in silver chrom colors coded KE+484 in March 2021 last noted.

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