F-104G DD+122 JaboG 34; note the M61 machine gun muzzle opening being faired over

F-104G, construction number 683D-7008, company model 683-10-19, built by Messerschmitt
manufactured by ARGE-Süd (South Group); assembly by Messerschmitt at Manching starting December 20, 1961 with parts from Lockheed
assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 0; first flight May 11, 1962 coded KE+308
acceptance date July 27, 1962 by BABwMTT; long term storage on July 27, 1962 under project "21"
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196" in 1964; Messerschmitt modification in 1965
test flight April 30, 1965 at Messerschmitt; acceptance date June 30, 1965 by BABwMTT
DD+122 JaboG 34 at Memmingen AB delivery date on August 30, 1965
21+40 JaboG 36 at Hopsten AB on November 2, 1973; JaboG 31 at Norvenich AB on December 4, 1974
JaboG 34 on November 10, 1975; operated with flightdate and crash recorder LEADS 200 according tech order "TA 1411"
crashed February 24, 1976 during emergency landing at Manching AB with minimum fuel
it was a hard landing with tailwind and the aircraft collided with a telemetry box, pilot was seriously injured
written off; struck off charge order (AVA) July 14, 1976.

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