F-104G DD+123 JaboG 34; note the M-61 gun muzzle opening being faired over

F-104G, construction number 683D-7009, company model 683-10-19, built by Messerschmitt
manufactured by ARGE-Süd (South Group); assembly by Messerschmitt at Manching starting January 9, 1962 with parts from Lockheed
assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 0; first flight by Messerschmitt June 14, 1962 coded KE+309
acceptance date July 26, 1962 by BABwMTT; long term storage on July 26, 1962 under project "21"
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"; at Messerschmitt for modification in 1965
test flight on April 26, 1965 at Messerschmitt; acceptance date August 3, 1965 by BABwMTT
DD+123 JaboG 34 at Memmingen AB delivery date on August 6, 1965
21+41 IRAN at SABCA on March 8, 1972, back to JaboG 34 on May 2, 1972; operated with flightdate and crash recorder LEADS 200 according tech order "TA 1411"
crashed August 2, 1977 after midair collision with a glider during a radar low level navigation mission near Bad Neuenahr
pilot ejected safely; written off; struck off charge order (AVA) January 19, 1978.

Pilot of the glider survived badly injured using his parachute.

Project "21": 21 aircraft from the ARGE-Süd production were provided with long-term conservation for the purpose of later rearmament and parked at Manching. 
Later, when enough retrofit kits were available the aircraft were upgraded.

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