F-104G "24+04" displayed at "Julius-Leber-Kaserne" at Berlin-Tegel 2010

F-104G, construction number 683-2004, model 683-10-19, built by Lockheed
manufactured by Group USA (ARGE-USA); assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 1; first flight December 20, 1960 and flight tests flown with register number "104" only
stored until May 1961; with "Joint Test Force" at Palmdale AP for "Category I" Photo Reconnaissance Pod tests by Lockheed from July 1961 until October 1962
acceptance date December 4, 1963 by BABwLockheed; airlifted to Manching on December 17, 1963 coded DA+004 in Silver-finish colors
project "Balance" (upgrading) was not implemented
YA+107 for test flights with Messerschmitt August 5, 1964; camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"; ErpSt 61 at Manching AB delivery date on October 29, 1964
used for testing the BLC (Boundary Layer Control) system and ENCS (Emergency Nozzle Closure System)
20+04 at MBB for IRAN February 3, 1972; JaboG 34 on August 25, 1972
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withdrawn from use at LwSchleuse 11 on September 13, 1985 with 2.616 flight hours; struck off charge order November 28, 1985
1986 on display at Bremgarten AB with training aid code "C021"; 1990 coded "24+04" (24+04 was a former AG 51 aircraft)
on display at WachBtl Siegburg in the "Brückberg barracks" on October 28, 1992 coded "24+04"
August 13, 1997 last noted at Siegburg, but likely there until 2000
2001 under restoration at Erding AB (planned for the Luftwaffenmuseum at Berlin-Gatow)
stored in a hangar of "Julius-Leber-Kaserne" at Berlin-Tegel in 2001; stored at Berlin-Tegel 2006 noted
on display at "Julius-Leber-Kaserne" (Standortkommando, Wachbataillon beim Bundesministerium der Verteidigung (WachBtlBMVg)),
Berlin-Tegel 2008 first noted; September 2016 last noted.

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