F-104G DC+101 JaboG 33 1962

F-104G, construction number 683-2071, model 683-10-19, built by Lockheed
manufactured by Group USA (ARGE-USA); flight test release May 7, 1962; assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 7
flown with register number "171" for test flights
KF+146 airlifted to Germany May 29, 1962 in a Canadair CL-44D airfreighter of "Flying Tiger Line" with 16 flight hours
Messerschmitt reassembly and test flight July 10,1962
planned for project "Loreley" as Fighterbomber (for JaboG 33) with Vulcan M61 20 mm machine gun installed and long range tanks as loose parts
acceptance date July 25, 1962 by BABwMTT
DC+101 JaboG 33 at Buchel AB delivery date July 25, 1962
DR+101 with LPR 1 at Erding AB for project "Balance" (system upgrading to higher modification level)
DC+101 JaboG 33 on April 8, 1963
heavy damaged at Buchel AB on March 24, 1964 after take-off abort due to heavy nose wheel shimmy,
this resulted in a collision with a gully and crack of the main left landing gear; pilot USAF instructor was unhurt
aircraft was damaged beyond economical repair (DBR); struck off charge order (AVA) April 7, 1964
the aircraft became an instructional airframe (GIA) at Buchel AB, scrapped later.

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