Photo of F-104G DD+237: picture wanted coded KE+436 or DD+237

F-104G DD+237 (no photo)

F-104G, construction number 683D-7136, model 683-10-19, built by Messerschmitt
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd); assembly start November 21, 1963 according contract lot 5
first flight February 21, 1964 coded KE+436 at Messerschmitt-Manching
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"
acceptance date by BABwMTT April 24, 1964; DD+237 JaboG 34 at Memmingen AB delivery date on April 29, 1964
crashed October 14, 1964 during TACAN instrument approach to Memmingen AB
after losing orientation coming out of the low clouds and hitting some trees (CFIT)
pilot ejected too late and was killed; struck off charge order (AVA) May 16, 1966.

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