F-104G 26+47 WTD 61 preserved at Tessenderlo, Belgium with company Fonts in 2016

F-104G, construction number 683D-7307, company model 683-10-19, built by MBB
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd) & VFW; assembly by MBB-Manching starting April 15, 197 in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 2; first flight July 8, 1971
acceptance date November 11, 1971 by BABwMBB as attrition replacement aircraft for the Luftwaffe under project "Ikarus"; camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"
26+47 JaboG 31 "Boelcke" at Norvenich AB on November 12, 1971; Tactical Weapons Meet at Florennes AB 18.till 29.September 1972
NATO TAM'80 at Ramstein AB; JaboG 34 at Memmingen AB on March 25, 1982; 1984 new camouflage scheme "Norm 83"
LwSchleuse 11 "F-104 Kommando" on June 5, 1985; JaboG 34 on February 9, 1987; WTD 61 at Manching AB on September 26, 1988
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withdrawn from use at LwSchleuse 11 on June 16, 1989; struck off charge order (AVA) November 8, 1989
BDRT reserve airframe with TSLw 3 at Fassberg in 1992 (seen at dump in March 2001); stored at Baarlo, Netherlands December 12, 2002, owned by Piet Smedts
transported to Tessenderlo on November 12, 2005, preserved in Tessenderlo, Belgium with a company called Foets
it is standing in a chaotic area on poles; Tessenderlo July 2006 noted; September 2022 last noted (bad status).

copyright © Roger Seroo

51°3'9.74"N 5°0'1.12"E