F-104G DC+103 JaboG 33 landing at RAF Wildenrath during Tactical Weapons Meet 1967

F-104G, construction number 683-2075, company 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 "175" for test flights; acceptance date June 6, 1962 by BABwLockheed with 12 flight hours in Silver-finish colors
coded KF+150 airlifted to Messerschmitt-Manching, Germany on June 21, 1962 in a Canadair CL-44D airfreighter of "Flying Tiger Line"
project "Loreley" as Fighterbomber (for JaboG 33) with Vulcan M61 20 mm machine gun installed and long range tanks as loose parts; test flights by Messerschmitt on August 1, 1962
DC+103 delivery date August 22, 1962 to JaboG 33 at Buchel AB; to Messerschmitt on December 9, 1964 for upgrading
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196" in 1965, back to JaboG 33 on September 6, 1965; NATO exercise "Tactical Weapons Meet" 1967 at RAFG Wildenrath 16 till 30 June 1967
20+64 28 September till 7 October 1976 squadron exchange with Dutch Air Force 312 squadron, based at Volkel AB
EL-70/EL-73 Electronic Counter Measure (ECM) system was installed in the weapon system in the late 70s with tech order "TA-FL1191"
JaboG 34 at Memmingen AB on July 26, 1985; withdrawn from use and stored at LwSchleuse 11 on July 17, 1987 with 3.797 flight hours
struck off charge order (AVA) January 13, 1989; front section modified by LVR 1 (TechnGrp 11) on June 22, 1992 to a simulator for DFL (Demo Flugsimulator Luftfahrtzeug)
for display "Unsere Luftwaffe" of Luftwaffenamt Köln-Wahn in 1993, rest for BDRT training use and scrapped; cockpit noted on July 13, 1996 at Roth in a container; August 12, 2007 noted at the Köln-Wahn family day
stored at "Wehrtechnische Studiensammlung" of BWB (Bundesamt für Wehrtechnik und Beschaffung) at Koblenz in 2007
on loan to "Aeronauticum" Nordholz in December 2012; December 22, 2012 first mentioned; as Flight demonstrator July 2021 last noted.

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