TF-104G DA+365 JaboG 31

TF-104G, construction number 583F-5945, model 583-10-20, assembled by Messerschmitt (MTT)
manufactured by Lockheed (ARGE-USA) and Messerschmitt (ARGE-Süd) and VFW
assembled by Messerschmitt-Manching starting March 14, 1967; first flight June 3, 1967 coded KE+103
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"
recoded KE+203 on June 16, 1967 due to code conflict; acceptance day by BABwMTT August 2, 1967
DA+365 JaboG 31 at Norvenich AB delivery date on August 4, 1967
28+15 MFG 1 on November 28, 1972
Navy camouflage scheme "Norm 76" according tech order "TA-196-3" in October 1973 at MBB
MFG 2 on October 29, 1981, JaboG 33 on July 18, 1983, JaboG 34 on October 15, 1983
withdrawn from use and stored at LwSchleuse 11 on January 23, 1986
struck of charge order (AVA) November 26, 1985
with 2.267 flight hours on June 3, 1986 to Turkish Air Force (TuAF serial number 67-5945)
coded "6-945" with 161 Filo of 6.AJU Bandirma AB; with 162 Filo at Cameri AB May 22, 1988 for squadron exchange with 21 Gruppo
at Chievres Air show June 26, 1988 coded "6-945"; coded "9-945" of 9.AJU at Balikesir AB later
withdrawn from use June 30, 1994 coded "8-945" with 182 Filo of 8.AJU
preserved on campus of Kirikkale University, Turkey (80 Km east of Ankara) coded "8-945"
July 2, 2003 first noted; June 2011 last noted
moved to a small town named Keskin in Kirikkale province coded the aircraft as "Keskin-1"; September 2013 first noted, September 2014 last noted.

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