F-104G DF+120 JaboG 36 landing at Hopsten AB

F-104G, construction number 683D-9143, company model 683-10-19, built by SABCA
manufactured by West Group (ARGE-West); assembly start June 15, 1964 at SABCA-Gosselies
first flight September 30, 1964 with construction number "9143" in Fighterbomber version
2 factory test fights and 5 military test flight with 7 flight hours; military test flights at Gosselies: 14.10.1964; 19.10.1964; 6.11.1964; 8.12.1964 and 9.12.1964
coded KH+158 acceptance date December 28, 1964 by BABwSABCA
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"; LVR 3 (Luftwaffenversorgungsregiment 3) at Manching AB on January 21, 1965 for upgrading and modifications
DF+120 JaboG 36 at Hopsten AB delivery date on May 15, 1965
26+09 August 1969 JaboG 36 (1st Staffel) exchanged with a USAFE F-4C Phantom squadron within the 81 TFW based at Bentwaters
crashed October 31, 1969 at Hopsten AB after take-off abort due to wrong speed indication,
it came to a stop in the approach lights after an unsuccessful barrier engagement, pilot ejected safely over the runway; written off; struck off charge order (AVA) March 17, 1971.

copyright  Hans-Peter Jans