F-104G DA+242 JaboG 31 at Norvenich during rotation with the 78 TFS in April 1965

F-104G, construction number 683D-7035, company model 683-10-19, built by Messerschmitt (MTT)
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd) with parts from Lockheed; assembly by Messerschmitt-Manching starting June 25, 1962
assembly in Fighterbomber version according lot 1; first flight December 4, 1962 coded KE+335
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 on April 26, 1963 by BABwMTT
DA+242 JaboG 31 at Norvenich AB delivery date on May 2, 1963 in Silver-finish colors; JaboG 34 at Memmingen AB assigned on April 25, 1966
IRAN at SABCA April 1, 1966 with 465 flight hours; system upgrading to higher modification level 2130; camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196" in 1966 at SABCA
DD+128 delivered to JaboG 34 at Memmingen AB on January 19, 1967
21+66 crashed on March 5, 1969 at Mettenberg near Bieberach, Germany during a functional test flight after engine failure due to broken rotor blade in the compressor, pilot ejected safely
struck off charge order (AVA) October 28, 1969.

Project "Replace": 21 aircrafts (partly with and partly without test flights) were stored with a long-term preservation for the purpose 
of a later upgrade and transfer to the BABwMTT for storage at Manching AB. 19 aircraft were later upgraded when enough retrofit kits were available

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