F-104G 25+86 display in Rheine/Bentlage barracks with "Traditionsgemeinschaft Westfalengeschwader" (TG WG) of former JaboG 36 at Hopsten AB in 2024

F-104G, construction number 9061, built by SABCA
manufactured by West Group (ARGE-West); assembly start August 4, 1963 at SABCA-Gosselies, Belgium
first flight November 13, 1963 coded with construction number "9061" in AWX (All Weather Fighter) version
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"; 3 SABCA factory test flights and 2 military test flights with 8 flight hours
acceptance date by BABwSABCA December 23, 1963 coded KH+134; January 16, 1964 to LVR 3 (Luftwaffenversorgungsregiment 3) at Manching AB for modifications
BF+122 instructional airframe (GIA) at TSLw 1 delivery date on March 25, 1964 with a total of only 8 flight hours
25+86 to Lw Werft 11 at Erding AB on October 20, 1975 for Fighterbomber modification, but modification was canceled
back to TSLw 1 on March 22, 1976; withdrawn from use in 1985; struck off charge order (AVA) October 16, 1985
instructional airframe (GIA) at Buchel AB on July 16, 1987 with training aid code "C011"
instructional airframe (GIA) at Ausbildungswerkstatt JaboG 33 (training workshop) July 17, 2008 noted; stored May 2018 last noted
on May 26, 2023 the 25+86 was transported from Büchel AB to Rheine/Bentlage barracks and will be the highlight of the "Traditionsgemeinschaft Westfalengeschwader" (TG WG)
ongoing restoration on March 20, 2024 last noted.

instructional airframe at TSLw 1 with a total of 8 flight hours only!

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