F-104G DA+251 JaboG 31 over the Fraueninsel in the Chiemsee, Bavaria 1965

F-104G, construction number 683D-7040, company model 683-10-19, built by Messerschmitt (MTT)
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd) with parts from Lockheed; assembly by Messerschmitt-Manching starting July 13, 1962
assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 1; first flight December 4, 1962 coded KE+340
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 by BABwMTT March 18, 1963
DA+251 JaboG 31 at Norvenich AB delivery date on March 19, 1963 in Silver-finish colors
IRAN at SABCA on March 14, 1966 with 378 flight hours; camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196" in 1966 during IRAN
DD+257 JaboG 34 at Memmingen AB on January 30, 1967
21+71 on loan to JaboG 31 on January 20, 1970, back to JaboG 34 on August 4, 1970; operated with flightdate and crash recorder LEADS 200 according tech order "TA 1411"
EL-70/EL-73 Electronic Counter Measure (ECM) system was installed in the weapon system in the late 70s with tech order "TA-FL1191"
withdrawn from use and instructional at TSLw 3 on March 24, 1986 training aid code "C058"; struck off charge order (AVA) July 11, 1986
training aid with fire brigade FlgHGrp Fassberg AB July 11, 1986 (seen March 2001)
in 2004 stored at Baarlo in BMW garage owned by Piet Smedts, with JaboG 34 marks, pylon tanks and ejection seat,
tail of construction number 7117; stored November 2, 2011 noted; restoration April 20, 2013 noted
stored as "DA+213" at Baarlo (display) November 2014 last noted; 21+71 was sold to someone in Germany in 2015, unknown location.

claim of fame: June 24, till July 3, 2014 coded "DA+217" at former Hopsten AB (closed) for RTL movie scenes "Starfighter-Sie wollten den Himmel erobern"

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