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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