F-104G DA+252 JaboG 31 during AFCENT Tactical Weapons Meet at Chaumont AB in May 1965

F-104G, construction number 683-7080, company model 683-10-19, built by Messerschmitt (MTT)
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd); assembly by Messerschmitt-Manching starting February 1, 1963
assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 3; first flight July 17, 1963; camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"
project "Zeus" as Fighterbomber for MFG 1 with Vulcan M61 20 mm machine gun installed and long range tanks as loose parts; project "Zeus" was canceled; no project assigned
used as attrition aircraft without "AS.30" wiring system; modification status "Loreley" as Fighterbomber with Vulcan M61 20 mm machine gun installed and long range tanks as loose parts
acceptance date September 25, 1963 coded KE+380; LwVersRgt 3 at Manching AB on September 30, 1963 for modifications
DA+252 JaboG 31 "Boelcke" at Norvenich AB delivery date on February 21, 1964; Messerschmitt on June 24, 1966 for upgrading
damaged during heavy storm February 23, 1967, back to JaboG 31 on March 8, 1967
22+10 IRAN at SABCA on April 22, 1970, back to JaboG 31 on July 1, 1970; stored at LwSchleuse 11 on February 1, 1977 as attrition replacement aircraft; struck off charge order (AVA) October 29, 1981
MAP (Military Assistance Program) to Hellenic Air Force May 26, 1983 for spare part use only; never received any Hellenic code or markings
withdrawn from use July 8, 1983 at KEA Hellinikon; August 28, 2002 at 132 Combat Group (later HAF Detachment Agrinion) coded "22+10"; July 2002 noted fuselage only; dump October 2017 last noted.

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