F-104G 26+49 WTD 61 "Militärhistorisches Museum der Bundeswehr" (MHM) (Museum of German Military History) in Dresden 2023

F-104G, construction number 683D-7309, company model 683-10-19, built by Messerschmitt (Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm)
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd) & VFW; assembly by MBB-Manching starting May 29, 1971; first flight August 13, 1971
delivery date October 15, 1971 as attrition replacement aircraft in Fighterbomber version for the Luftwaffe under project "Ikarus", camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"
26+49 to JaboG 32 at Lechfeld AB delivery date on October 18, 1971; May 8, 1981 to JaboG 34 at Memmingen AB
EL-70/EL-73 Electronic Counter Measure (ECM) system was installed in the weapon system in the late 70s with tech order "TA-FL1191"
1984 new camouflage scheme "Norm 83"; September 14, 1986 "Tag der offenen Tür" for "25 Jahre Fliegerhorst Hopsten" at JaboG 36; WTD 61 at Manching AB on June 1, 1988
at LwSchleuse 11 withdrawn from use December 15, 1989 with 2.793 flight hours; struck off charge order (AVA) July 12, 1990
stored LVR 1 at Erding AB September 23, 1992, Verkehr- und Technik-Museum Berlin October 27, 1992
preserved Luftwaffenmuseum der Bundeswehr at Berlin-Gatow 2002, outside display, WTD 61 marks; May 2022 (sad state, weathered) last noted
February 2023 transferred to the Militärhistorisches Museum der Bundeswehr (MHM) ("Military History Museum of the Bundeswehr") at Dresden; September 2023 last noted.

note: In 2011 the "Luftwaffenmuseum der Bundeswehr" (Air Force Museum of the Bundeswehr) at Berlin-Gatow airfield was renamed as an autonomous branch
of the "Militärhistorisches Museum der Bundeswehr" (MHM) (Museum of German Military History).

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