F-104G DA+121 at Messerschmitt-Manching 1961

F-104G, construction number 683-2024, model 683-10-19, US serial number 63-13241, built by Lockheed
manufactured by Group USA (ARGE-USA); assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 3; flight test release October 27, 1961
flown with register number "124" for test flights in 1961 at Lockheed-Palmdale
coded DA+121 for delivery with 32 flight hours in Silver-finish colors; acceptance date by BABwLockheed not known
project "42" as Fighterbomber (for JaboG 31) with Vulcan M61 20 mm machine gun installed and long range tanks as loose parts
airlifted to Germany September 15, 1961 with a "Flying Tiger Line" CL-44D airfreighter
Messerschmitt test flight November 20, 1961; acceptance date by BABwMTT March 5, 1962
JaboG 31 delivery date at Norvenich AB on March 7, 1962 coded DA+121; planned for project "Columbus" on November 15, 1962
to Messerschmitt for disassembly on March 14, 1963
according project "Columbus" airlifted coded as BG+130 on April 22, 1963 to Lockheed-Burbank, USA
reassembled and modified to the latest modification level at Lockheed-Palmdale
 at Luke AFB operated in USAF Silver-finish colors by the 4510th CCTW coded 13241
crashed September 16, 1966 shortly after take after engine failure due to fuel control failure, pilot (USAF IP) ejected but got hit by his ejection seat and was killed
467 flight hours; operated by the 4518 CCTS; written off; struck off charge order (AVA) September 16, 1966.

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