F-104G "8-108", ex 22+30 preserved in Diyarbakir town 2023

F-104G, construction number 683D-7108, company model 683-10-19, built by Messerschmitt (MTT)
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd); assembly start at Messerschmitt-Manching July 24, 1963
assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 3; first flight October 12, 1963 coded KE+408; planned as VA+126 to MFG 1 on April 26, 1964, but not used
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"; acceptance date by BABwMTT on May 29, 1964; LwVersRgt 3 at Manching AB on June 4, 1964 for upgrading and modifications
VA+111 MFG 1 at Schleswig-Jagel AB delivery date on June 26, 1964
22+30 damaged September 25, 1968 while hitting a power line cable in the Vaerrasund, Norway, damaging the canopy glass and obscuring the visibility of the pilot for landing
safe emergency landing at Oerland AB; flown with C-74 Globemaster of USAF back to Messerschmitt-Manching
repaired at Manching and back to MFG 1 on May 9, 1969; Navy camouflage scheme "Norm 76" according tech order "TA-196-3" in 1970
withdrawn from use at LwSchleuse 11 on July 23, 1980 with 2.174 flight hours; struck off charge order (AVA) October 7, 1980
MAP (Military Assistance Program) to Turkish Air Force (TuAF) on October 10, 1980 (with TuAF serial number 63-7108)
coded as "4-108" with 4.AJU at Murted AB; April 1981 to Sahin Kita (OCU); 1982 coded as "6-108" at Bandirma AB with 6.AJU
June 1988 noted; to 193 Filo of 9.AJU in 1989; May 10, 1993 to 181 Filo of  8.AJU; withdrawn from use on January 31, 1994
preserved at Diyarbakir town coded as "8-108" 1994 first noted; April 2017 display on pole in Diyarbakir town in a park close to the Airbase in grey colors scheme noted; February 2023 noted.

37°54'32.46"N 40°12'25.97"E

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