F-104G DA+122 JaboG 31 in parade line up for the commissioning of the F-104 on June 20, 1962 at Norvenich AB

F-104G, construction number 683-2057, company model 683-10-19, built by Lockheed
manufactured by Group USA (ARGE-USA); assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 6 at Lockheed-Palmdale
flight test release January 29, 1962; acceptance date by BABwLockheed April 19, 1962 coded "157"
KF+132 airlifted to Germany April 26, 1962 with 27 flight hours in a Canadair CL-44D of "Flying Tiger Line"
DA+122 JaboG 31 at Norvenich AB delivery date on June 12, 1962 in Silver-finish colors
project "19" upgrading in order to get all Norvenich aircraft to the same modification level starting in January 1963
recoded DA+112 in March 1963 after the upgrading; aircraft was modified to such an extent that it received a new tactical code
"Category III" system tests (operational evaluation) from April until July 1963; SABCA for IRAN with 425 flight hours and camouflage scheme "Norm 62"
according tech order "TA-196" on September 7, 1965
DD+241 JaboG 34 at Memmingen AB on October 3, 1966
20+49 EL-70/EL-73 Electronic Counter Measure (ECM) system was installed in the weapon system in the late 70s with tech order "TA-FL1191"
operated with flightdate and crash recorder LEADS 200 according tech order "TA-1411"
LwSchleuse 11 "F-104 Kommando" on March 27, 1985; JaboG 34 on September 19, 1985; withdrawn from use at LwSchleuse 11 on April 8, 1987
25 anniversary "Feldwerft Manching" special marks yellow/black (colors of Manching city) on July 11, 1987
last flight August 27, 1987 at Manching AB; struck off charge order (AVA) July 19, 1988
instructional airframe WTD 61 (GIA) on October 20, 1988, 1994 serial missing; coded "10" in 2000; March 2021 last noted.

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