F-104G DD+233 JaboG 34 Memmingen 1964

F-104G, construction number 683D-7132, company model 683-10-19, US serial number 66-13525, built by Messerschmitt (MTT)
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd); assembly at Messerschmitt-Manching starting November 5, 1963
assembly in Fighterbbomber version according contract lot 4
project "Diana" in Fighterbomber version (for JaboG 34) with installed Vulcan M61 20 mm machine gun
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"
first flight February 13, 1964 coded KE+432 at Messerschmitt AG; acceptance date May 14, 1964 by BABwMTT
DD+233 JaboG 34 at Memmingen AB delivery date on May 21; 1964, heavily damaged 1965
according project "Columbus III" airlifted to Lockheed-Burbank for repair on January 21, 1966
reassembled and modified to the latest modification level at Lockheed-Palmdale
 delivery to the 4510 CCTW at Luke AFB (German shadow serial number 2252) and operated in USAF Silver-finish colors coded 13525
2.509 flight hours in May 1977
crashed August 4, 1981 on Gila Bend Range 4 after engine failure due to compressor stall (FOD by ricochets after gun firing),
pilot ejected safely; operated by the 69 TFTS; written off.

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