TF-104G DA+365 JaboG 31 at Hopsten AB in 1967

TF-104G, construction number 583F-5945, model 583-10-20, assembled by Messerschmitt (MTT)
manufactured by Lockheed, 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 at Schleswig-Jagel AB 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withdrawn from use and stored at LwSchleuse 11 on January 23, 1986; struck of charge order (AVA) November 26, 1985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at Chievres Air show June 26, 1988 coded "6-945"; coded "9-945" of 9.AJU at Balikesir AB later; withdrawn from use June 30, 1994 coded "8-945" with 182 Filo of 8.AJU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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