F-104G DA+126 JaboG 31 1966

F-104G, construction number 683D-9043, model 683-10-19, built by SABCA
manufactured by West Group (ARGE-West); assembly start at SABCA-Gosselies June 3, 1963
first flight September 7, 1963 coded with construction number "9043" in AWX (All Weather Fighter) version
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"
3 SABCA factory test flights and 6 military test flights with 10 flight hours
acceptance date by BABwSABCA November 12, 1963 coded KH+125
LVR 3 (Luftwaffenversorgungsregiment 3) on January 3, 1964 for modifications and upgrading
Messerschmitt for modification to Fighterbomber version
DA+126 JaboG 31 delivery date on September 11, 1964
IRAN at SABCA November 8, 1966 with 352 flight hours, back to JaboG 31 on June 22, 1967
25+79 IRAN at SABCA October 18, 1970, back to JaboG 31 on December 14, 1970
mid-air collision with 22+08 (construction number 7078) on February 1, 1979 during a 6 ship approach,
safe landing at Norvenich AB
EL-70/EL-73 Electronic Counter Measure (ECM) system was installed in the weapon system in the late 70s with tech order "TA-FL1191"
November 17, 1980 to MBB for PDM (Periodic Depot Maintenance (Δά)); JaboG 33 on April 6, 1981
crashed on August 17, 1981 during a low level mission at Bouligny near Metz, France
engine failure after a compressor stall due to bird strike; pilot ejected safely; struck of charge order (AVA) March 19, 1982.

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