F-104G "FN-B", ex 25+64 Gate Guard at Bodų AB, Norway 2007

F-104G, construction number 683D-9010, company model 683-10-19, built by SABCA
the first fifteen aircraft (cn 9001 9015) were assembled from components originally supplied directly by Lockheed; manufactured by West Group (ARGE-West)
assembly start July 5, 1962 at SABCA-Gosselies, Belgium, with parts manufactured by Lockheed and several European factories
acceptance date by BABwSABCA not known; first flight September 25, 1962 coded with construction number "9010"
total of 8 factory test flights and 10 military test flights with 23 flight hours
military test flights at Gosselies: 21.1.1963, 14.2.1963, 26.2.1963, 11.3.1963, 15.3.1963, 19.3.1963, 27.3.1963, 2.4.1963 and 8.4.1963 (test)
coded KH+110 ready at SABCA on April 11, 1963; delivered in AWX (All Weather Fighter) version under project "Green Hill"
JA+246 JG 71 at Wittmund AB delivery date on April 26, 1963; camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196" in October 1964 at VFW
IRAN at SABCA on April 21, 1966 with 244 flight hours; coded JD+258 to JG 74 at Neuburg AB on March 21, 1967
25+64 withdrawn from use at LVR 1 (Luftwaffenversorgungsregiment 1) on May 16, 1973 with 1.350 flight hours
struck off charge order (AVA) May 16, 1973; instructional airframe (GIA) at DFVLR-Braunschweig without code in 1973
November 15, 1977 ferried with a RNoAF C-130 Hercules to Bodo AB, Norway
coded "104" on pole as Gate Guard for the 331 squadron RNoAF at Bodų AB; painted in "Norwegian look" 1977
undergoing restoration and repaint at Bodų air station in 2005
aircraft was painted in a different markings as "FN-B" F-104G 61-2626; remounted on pole again May 22, 2006; June 2022 last noted.

67°16'20.72"N 14°24'56.18"E

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