F-104G DA+101 JaboG 31 at Chaumont AB, France for the Tactical Weapons Meet (TWM) in June 1966

F-104G, construction number 683-2001, company model 683-10-19, built by Lockheed 1st German Starfighter
manufactured by Group USA (ARGE-USA) in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 1
roll-out at Palmdale on June 6, 1960; first flight by Lockheed pilot Charles A. Kitchens at Lockheed-Palmdale on October 5, 1960 with register number "101"
acceptance date in 1960 by BABwLockheed in Silver-finish colors
DA+101 1960 to "Joint Test Force" for "Category I" operation at Palmdale AP for tests of the electric systems, armament and fire control system
airlifted to Germany August 7, 1962 with 261 flight hours in Silver-finish colors
reassembled August 11, 1962 according project "Replace" with modification as Fighterbomber with Vulcan M61 20 mm machine gun installed and long range tanks as loose parts
coded KE+101 for test flight with Messerschmitt on January 22, 1963; acceptance date March 29, 1963 by BABwMTT
DA+101 JaboG 31 "Boelcke" at Norvenich AB delivery date on April 2, 1963; camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196" in August 1965
NATO exercise "Tactical Weapons Meet" 1966 at Chaumont AB, France 10.till 24.June 1966
20+01 1st F-104G of the Luftwaffe with 2.000 flight hours on January 11, 1974
at Greenham Common IAT 1979 static display on June 21, 1979; at Greenham Common IAT 1981 static display on June 27, 1981
withdrawn from use and stored in airworthy condition as attrition reserve aircraft at LwSchleuse 11 on May 2, 1983; struck off charge order (AVA) December 18, 1984
MAP (Military Assistance Program) to Turkish Air Force (Türk Hava Kuvvetleri) (TuAF serial number 61-2001) with 3.404 flight hours on January 24, 1985 to Murted AB
coded "4-001" with 4.AJU (Ana Jet Us) at Murted AB; coded "9-001" with 193 Filo of 9.AJU at Balikesir AB in June 1987; withdrawn from use May 1, 1989 at Eskisehir AB
stored at 1.HIBM at Eskisehir AB until 1995; cut up at Eskisehir AB according CFE (Conventional Armed Forces in Europe) Treaty on July 11, 1995; scrapped later.

Project "Replace": 21 aircrafts (partly with and partly without test flights) were stored with a long-term preservation for the purpose of a later upgrade and transfer to the BABwMTT for storage at Manching AB. 
19 aircraft were later upgraded when enough retrofit kits were available.

CFE: Conventional Armed Forces in Europe, Treaty of January 10, 1989

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