F-104G DA+113 JaboG 31 (FBW 31) Norvenich AB 1962

F-104G, construction number 683-2047, model 683-10-19, built by Lockheed
manufactured by ARGE-USA; Lockheed assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 5; Lockheed test flights coded "147"
acceptance date March 21, 1962 by BABwLockheed; Lockheed delivery date in 1962; KF+123 used for NASARR Radar system tests at Palmdale
airlifted to Manching on March 28, 1962 with 56 flight hours in a Canadair CL-44D airfreighter of "Flying Tiger Line"; Messerschmitt test flight on May 7, 1962
DA+113 JaboG 31 at Norvenich AB delivery date on June 1, 1962
"Project 19" upgrading in order to get all Norvenich aircraft to the same modification level starting in January 1963
"Category III" operational profiles and system tests from April until July 1963
SABCA for IRAN on August 24, 1965 with 442 flight hours; camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"
JaboG 34 coded DD+238 on October 14, 1966
20+40 was heavy damaged on January 31, 1972 at Memmingen AB after an explosion of the aft fuselage tank due to static charging during fueling (DBR)
withdrawn from use, struck off charge order (AVA) November 6, 1972
another F-104G 22+35 (cn 7113) was damaged as well but could be repaired.

copyright  Klaus Kropf