F-104G DC+120 JaboG 33 Buchel AB 1965

F-104G, construction number 683-2078, 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 "178" for test flights; accepted by BABwLockheed in April 1962; coded KF+153 for delivery with 12:55 flight hours
airlifted to Manching AB, Germany May 8, 1962 in a Canadair CL-44D airfreighter of "Flying Tiger Line"; Messerschmitt test flight August 6, 1962
project "Loreley" as Fighterbomber (for JaboG 33) with Vulcan M61 20 mm machine gun installed and long range tanks as loose parts
DC+120 JaboG 33 at Buchel AB delivery date on August 31, 1962 in Silver-finish colors; camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196" in July 1965
20+66 crashed March 27, 1968 immediately after take-off from Buchel AB due to engine failure after a compressor stall
pilot ejected safely but was injured; it did not carry its assigned serial 20+66; struck off charge order (AVA) November 12, 1968, written off.

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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