F-104G DA+231 JaboG 31 "Boelcke" 1966 in the early camouflage scheme

F-104G, construction number 683D-7030, company model 683-10-19, built by Messerschmitt (MTT)
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd); assembly start by Messerschmitt-Manching May 24, 1962 with parts from Lockheed; assembly in Fighterbomber version according lot 1
first flight at Messerschmitt on October 17, 1962 coded KE+330 in Silver-finish colors; acceptance date March 22, 1963 by BABwMTT
project "Replace" with modification as Fighterbomber (for JaboG 31) with Vulcan M61 20 mm machine gun installed and long range tanks as loose parts
DA+231 JaboG 31 at Norvenich AB delivery date on March 25, 1963; August 28, 1964 to Messerschmitt for upgrading until April 1, 1965
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196" in 1964 during IRAN at Messerschmitt, back to JaboG 31 on April 1, 1965
damaged caused by a nosewheel steering problem with broken landing gear after leaving the runway at Leeuwarden AB, Netherlands on May 11, 1965
crashed October 13, 1967 near Wesseling, Germany after power loss due to open nozzle during approach to Norvenich AB in bad weather
pilot ejected safely; written off, struck off charge order (AVA) April 2, 1968; scrapped in April 1968 at LPR 1 at Erding AB. (GAF serial number 21+61 was already assigned)

accident: The aircraft was flying in heavy rain on a GCA base leg, 1500 feet AGL and 250 knots.
The pilot experienced a power loss which he thought was a flame out.
He hit the start switches and selected afterburner, but continued to loose altitude. The pilot successfully ejected at about 800 feet.
Investigation revealed power loss was due to nozzle failure. The nozzle amplifier shorted out due to moisture causing the nozzle to fail full open.
At no time did the pilot actuate the Emergency Nozzle Closure System.

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