F-104G "23+34" (ex 24+17) JaboG 34 at Memmingen 2013

construction number 683D-8158, model 683-04-10, built by Fokker
manufactured by North Group (ARGE-Nord); first flight October 2, 1963 coded KG+258 at  Fokker-Schiphol
to Fokker-Weserflug in October 1963 for RF-104G photoreconnaissance version modifications according project "Bacchus"
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"; acceptance date December 19, 1963 by BABwFokker (RNAF-MTA)
EA+246 AG 51 "Immelmann" at Ingolstadt-Manching AB delivery date on January 31, 1964 at Manching AB
24+17 to MBB modified to Fighterbomber version F-104G September 30, 1970; JaboG 31 on April 30, 1971
withdrawn from use and stored in airworthy condition as attrition reserve aircraft at LVR 1 on July 14, 1977
instructional airframe (GIA) JaboG 34 in October 1979; training aid code "C016"; struck off charge order (AVA) September 27, 1983
on pole at Memmingen barracks of JaboG 34 on June 16, 1988 coded "20+34"
renumbered "23+34" on September 22, 1988 ("23" for 23 years of F-104 operation of JaboG "34" at Memmingen AB); September 15, 2007 noted
January 3, 2011 noted; Gate Guard taken down on May 17, 2011 and stored at Memmingen AP; restoration May 2012; January 2013 noted
November 4, 2013 "23+34" displayed on pole at Memmingen near the former main gate of Memmingen AB (now "Allgäu Airport") as "Silver Bird"
October 2016 last noted.

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