Photo of F-104G DC+126: wanted coded KE+371 or DC+126

F-104G DC+126 (no photo)

F-104G, construction number 683D-7071, model 683-10-19, built by Messerschmitt
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd); assembly by Messerschmitt-Manching starting December 6, 1962
assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 3; first flight May 30, 1963 coded KE+371
acceptance date by BABwMTT on June 26, 1963 in Silver-finish colors
project "Loreley" as Fighterbomber (for JaboG 33) with Vulcan M61 20 mm machine gun installed and long range tanks as loose parts
DC+126 JaboG 33 at Buchel AB delivery date July 1, 1963
crashed June 29, 1965 after lightning strike during high level flight at night time over France and subsequent loss of cabin pressure and instrument lights
pilot got disorientated and ejected at about 12.000 feet; struck off charge order (AVA) November 3, 1966.

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