F-104G DA+114 Jagdbombergeschwader 31 (JaboG 31)

F-104G, construction number 683D-7018, company model 683-10-19, built by Messerschmitt
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd); assembly by Messerschmitt-Manching starting March 26, 1962 with many parts from Lockheed
first flight September 13, 1962 coded KE+318; assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 1
project "Replace" with modification as Fighterbomber (for JaboG 31) with Vulcan M61 20 mm machine gun installed and long range tanks as loose parts
acceptance date February 7, 1963 by BABwMTT
DA+114 JaboG 31 at Norvenich AB delivery date on February 14, 1963
crashed September 29, 1965 during landing at Jever AB after engine failure (open nozzle) due to loss of oil,
the installed ENCS (Emergency Nozzle Closure System) was not activated, pilot was killed; written off; struck off charge order (AVA) July 6, 1966.

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