F-104G DA+245 JaboG 31 landing at Norvenich AB 1964

F-104G, construction number 683-2064, model 683-10-19, built by Lockheed
manufactured by ARGE-USA; Lockheed assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 6
flight test release January 29, 1962; test flights with register number coded "164" only; acceptance date May 11, 1962 by BABwLockheed
KF+139 airlifted to Messerschmitt-Manching on May 22, 1962 in a Canadair CL-44D airfreighter of "Flying Tiger Line"
test flight by Messerschmitt on July 20, 1962
DA+260 JaboG 31 at Norvenich AB delivery date on September 19, 1962 in Silver-finish colors; December 6, 1962 recoded DA+245
"Project 19" upgrade in order to get all Norvenich aircraft to the same modification level starting in January 1963
instructional airframe (GIA) at OGMA at Alverca, Portugal on July 19, 1965; in March 1968 to traveling exhibition "Unsere Luftwaffe"
July 24, 1968 modified and upgraded by Messerschmitt
20+55 camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196" in 1969; JaboG 31 on March 31, 1969
burned-out during start-up when the starter cart unit exploded and a turbine blade penetrated the fuselage at Beja AB, Portugal on June 15, 1973
struck off charge order (AVA) July 5, 1974; used for spare parts (ETG) and the rest scrapped at Erding AB in December 1978.

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