F-104G DC+122 JaboG 33 with 4 ATAF team at Tactical Weapons Meet at Wildenrath AB June 1967

F-104G, construction number 683D-7067, model 683-10-19, built by Messerschmitt
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd); assembly by Messerschmitt-Manching starting November 22, 1962
assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 3; first flight May 7, 1963; acceptance date June 27, 1963 coded KE+367 by BABwMTT
project "Loreley" as Fighterbomber (for JaboG 33) with Vulcan M61 20 mm machine gun installed and long range tanks as loose parts
DC+122 JaboG 33 at Buchel AB delivery date on July 1, 1963; camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196" in 1966
damaged on January 19, 1967 after slipping off the icy ramp into a ditch and the Nose Gear sheered off
21+98 maintenance incident on the air base on March 13, 1976, a tire was over pressurized and exploded,
a crew chief was wounded and the aircraft heavy damaged; repaired at MBB and back to JaboG 33 on January 5, 1977
EL-70/EL-73 Electronic Counter Measure (ECM) system was installed in the weapon system in the late 70s with tech order "TA-FL1191"
stored at LwSchleuse 11 on July 12, 1984; back to JaboG 33 on November 8, 1984; JaboG 34 on February 22, 1985
TechnGrp 11 "F-104 Kommando" on January 6, 1986; withdrawn from use at LwSchleuse 11 on July 17, 1986 with 3.587 flight hours
struck off charge order (AVA) September 5, 1986
transferred to Turkish Air Force (TuAF serial number 63-7067) on September 16, 1986
coded "9-067" with 193 Filo of 9.AJU at Balikesir AB in May 1988; August 2, 1989 with 193 Filo of 9.AJU at Akhisar AB; last noted with 9.AJU on July 11, 1990; scrapped.

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