F-104G DA+108 JaboG 31 at Decimomannu AB in June 1966

F-104G, construction number 683D-7133, company model 683-10-19, US serial number 67-14885, built by Messerschmitt (MTT)
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd); assembly start November 8, 1963 by Messerschmitt-Manching; assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 4
project "Diana" in Fighterbomber version (for JaboG 34) with installed Vulcan M61 20 mm machine gun; camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"
first flight February 24, 1964 coded KE+433 at Messerschmitt AG; acceptance date by BABwMTT June 15, 1964
DD+234 JaboG 34 at Memmingen AB delivery date on June 19, 1964
DA+108 JaboG 31 at Norvenich AB on May 25, 1966; disassembled at Messerschmitt on February 10, 1967, according project "Columbus III" airlifted on February 26, 1967 to Lockheed-Burbank, USA
reassembled and modified to the latest modification level at Lockheed-Palmdale
 operated at Luke AFB by the 4510th CCTW (German shadow serial number 2253, never used for registration) in USAF Silver-finish colors coded 14885
2.325 flight hours in May 1977; flown until end of operation at Luke AFB on March 16, 1983; struck off charge order (AVA) July 19, 1983; sold to USAF on July 19, 1983 with "Phase III" lot
MAP (Military Assistance Program) to ROCAF under project "Ali Shan No.8" with 3.114 flight hours in 1983 coded "4395"; withdrawn from use May 1988; no further information; scrapped.

Project "Diana": delivery of 42 Fighterbomber with built-in Vulcan M61 20 mm machine gun for 1st and 2nd Squadron of Jagdbombergeschwader 34 (FBW 34) at Memmingen, 
later the number of aircraft was increased to 48.

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