F-104G DF+117 JaboG 36 during landing gear lowering at Hopsten 1966

F-104G, construction number 683D-9134, company model 683-10-19, built by SABCA
manufactured by West Group (ARGE-West); assembly start May 17, 1964 at SABCA-Gosselies in Fighterbomber version
first flight September 4, 1964 coded with construction number "9134"; 4 factory test fights and 2 military test flights with 7 flight hour
military test flights at Gosselies: 24.9.1964 and 28.9.1964; camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"
coded KH+155 acceptance date September 28, 1964 in Fighterbomber version by BABwSABCA
LVR 3 (Luftwaffenversorgungsregiment 3) at Manching AB on November 5, 1964 for upgrading and modifications
DF+117 JaboG 36 at Hopsten AB delivery date on April 9, 1965
26+06 IRAN at SABCA on March 4, 1971 with 937 flight hours, back to JaboG 36 on May 17, 1971; JaboG 31 on February 5, 1975
heavily damaged on August 9, 1977 after emergency landing at Lossiemouth, UK,
after departure the aircraft encountered heavy airframe vibrations due to a damper failure,
the aircraft did not catch the barrier during emergency landing due to high speed (230 kts) and skidded into the grass
sheared off the nose wheel and right main gear, pilot was unhurt and safe, damage beyond economical repair (DBR); written off
1977 as dummy "26+06" at Norvenich AB; struck off charge order (AVA) March 17, 1978; BDRT at Norvenich AB 1978
BDRT at Hopsten AB on February 24, 1983 (ferried by a CH-53 helicopter), but not with its original tail
in August 1989 to WTD 91 at Meppen for cannon fire trials last noted; scrapped.

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