TF-104G BB+113 WaSLw 10 (Weapon School 10) during a practice approach at Norvenich AB in October 1966

TF-104G, construction number 583F-5925, company model 583-10-20, assembled at Lockheed
manufactured by Lockheed and Messerschmitt (ARGE-Süd); assembly according contract lot 5; fuselage assembled at Messerschmitt-Augsburg, wings manufactured at Messerschmitt-Manching
ARGE-Süd parts (fuselage, wings and tail) airlifted to USA in September 1965 with a Canadair CL-44D airfreighter of "Flying Tiger Line"
at Lockheed-Burbank assembled and test flights coded KF+225 at Palmdale in 1965; airlifted January 26, 1966 to Avio Diepen at Ypenburg AB, Netherlands for reassembly
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"; accepted on March 4,1966 by BABw
BB+113 WaSLw 10 (OTU 10) at Jever AB delivery date on March 30, 1966
27+95 JaboG 36 at hopsten AB on March 9, 1970; WaSLw 10 on March 30, 1971; JaboG 31 on September 26, 1980; JaboG 34 on January 18, 1983
crashed on January 24, 1984 during landing at Memmingen AB when it hit the ground during the approach,
touched about 50 short of runway due to a microburst on short final (a severe downdraft caused by windshear), both pilots ejected safely
struck off charge order (AVA) June 5, 1984, withdrawn from use and BDRT airframe with TSLw 3 at Fassberg AB on June 5, 1984; scrapped on January 25, 1989 at Fassberg AB.

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