F-104G "51-57", ex 26+28, displayed with "Amici Arma Azzurra" association at Fontanebianche 2020

F-104G, construction number 683D-9180, company model 683-10-19, built by SABCA
manufactured by West Group (ARGE-West); assembly start at SABCA-Gosselies December 29, 1964
first flight April 9, 1965 coded with construction number "9180"; camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"
3 SABCA factory test flights and 3 military test flights with 6 flight hours; military test flights at Gosselies: 11.5.1965; 13.5.1965 and 18.5.1965
coded KH+179 acceptance date May 18, 1965 by BABwSABCA in Fighterbomber version
DF+247 JaboG 36 at Hopsten AB delivery date on June 16, 1965
26+28 JaboG 34 at Memmingen AB on December 6, 1974; stored at LVR 1 in 1977; JaboG 33 on August 25, 1978; JaboG 34 on May 21, 1985
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withdrawn from use and stored at LwSchleuse 11 on March 19, 1987 with 3.655 flight hours; struck off charge order (AVA) January 13, 1989 and BDRT-reserve airframe at Fassberg AB
BDRT airframe (GIA) at Lechfeld AB July 12, 1989 until 1993 with training aid code "C004"; stored at Seiferthofen on March 26, 1994
preserved coded 26+28 at Museo dell'Aviazione at Cerbaiola di Rimini, Rimini 1994; Cerbaiola di Rimini January 2009 noted; February 2013 last noted
early 2013 it left the museum; restoration by "Amici Arma Azzurra Association" at Fontanebianche, city of Santa Giustina in Colle, 18 km north of Padua, November 2013 first noted
September 2014 restoration completed as a fake F-104S from 155 Gruppo (51 Stormo) with MM16113 and code "51-57"; on display May 2015 first noted; September 2020 last noted.

copyright  Harry Prins

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