F-104G DD+234 JaboG 34 at Buchel AB 1965

F-104G, construction number 683D-7133, company model 683-10-19, serial number 67-14885, built by Messerschmitt (MTT)
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd); assembly start November 8, 1963 by Messerschmitt-Manching; assembly in Fighterbomber 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 24, 1964 coded KE+433 at Messerschmitt AG; acceptance date by BABwMTT June 15, 1964
DD+234 JaboG 34 at Memmingen AB delivery date on June 19, 1964
DA+108 JaboG 31 on May 25, 1966; disassembled at Messerschmitt on February 10, 1967
according project "Columbus III" airlifted on February 26, 1967 to Lockheed-Burbank, USA; reassembled and modified to the latest modification level at Lockheed-Palmdale
 operated at Luke AFB by the 4510th CCTW (German shadow serial number 2253) in USAF Silver-finish colors coded 14885
2.325 flight hours in May 1977; flown until end of operation at Luke AFB on March 16, 1983
struck off charge order (AVA) July 19, 1983; sold to USAF on July 19, 1983 with "Phase III" lot
MAP (Military Assistance Program) to ROCAF under project "Ali Shan No.8" with 3.114 flight hours in 1983 coded "4395"
withdrawn from use May 1988; no further information; scrapped.

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