F-104G DC+119 JaboG 33

F-104G, construction number 683-2077, 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 "177" for test flights, coded KF+152 for delivery in Silver-finish colors
airlifted to Germany June 21, 1962 in a Canadair CL-44D of "Flying Tiger Line"; Messerschmitt test flight on July 18, 1962
project "Loreley" as Fighterbomber (for JaboG 33) with Vulcan M61 20 mm machine gun installed and long range tanks as loose parts
DC+119 JaboG 33 at Buchel AB delivery date on October 18, 1962; camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196" in 1965
crashed on March 3, 1967 after loosing control during a closed pattern for landing at Decimomannu AB (APC system was deactivated)
pilot ejected and was injured (collision with ejection seat, face injuries); written off; struck off charge order (AVA) December 14, 1967.

APC: Automatic Pitch Control (Automatische Aufbäum-Kontrolle)

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