F-104G DC+115 Jagdbombergeschwader 33 (JaboG 33)

F-104G, construction number 683-2072, 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 "172" for test flights; coded KF+147 accepted by BABwLockheed with 15 flight hours on May 31, 1962 in Silver-finish colors
airlifted to Germany on June 19, 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
reassembled by Messerschmitt and test flight on July 5, 1962
DC+115 on August 28, 1962 delivery date to JaboG 33 at Buchel AB; camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196" in October 1965
20+62 IRAN at SABCA on October 31, 1968 with 940 flight hours, back to JaboG 33 on April 25, 1969
EL-70/EL-73 Electronic Counter Measure (ECM) system was installed in the weapon system in the late 70s with tech order "TA-FL1191"
28 September till 7 October 1976 squadron exchange with Dutch Air Force 312 squadron, based at Volkel AB; JaboG 32 on August 31, 1982
special scheme for 25th anniversary of JaboG 32 on July 26.1983 with Bavarian colors "white-blue" on rudder and tip-tanks
JaboG 33 on March 20, 1984; withdrawn from use and stored at LwSchleuse 11 on February 21, 1985, struck off charge order (AVA) February 3, 1986
MAP (Military Assistance Program) with 3.668 flight hours to Turkish Air Force (TuAF serial number 62-2072) on February 25.1986
coded "4-072" with Sahin Kita (OCU) in 1986; coded "9-072" with 193 Filo of 9.AJU Balikesir AB June 1, 1987
withdrawn from use and stored November 11, 1991; CFE cut-up on August 22, 1995; scrapped at dump Yeni Foca (Izmir) October 1996.

Project "Loreley": to equip 42 Fighterbomber for the second wing designated to be converted being JaboG 33 (FBW 33) at Büchel AB.

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