F-104G DF+123: picture wanted coded KH+161 or DF+123

F-104G DF+123 (no photo)

F-104G, construction number 683D-9149, model 683-10-19, built by SABCA
assembly start July 19, 1964 at SABCA-Gosselies
first flight November 11, 1964 coded with construction number "9149" in Fighterbomber version
2 factory test fights and 3 military test flights with 5 flight hours
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"
coded KH+161 acceptance date by BABwSABCA on January 26, 1964
to LVR 3 (Luftwaffenversorgungsregiment 3) on February 9, 1965 for modifications
DF+123 JaboG 36 at Hopsten AB on March 12, 1965
crashed June 14, 1965 near Grossenheim, district Wesermünde after aircraft exploded in the air due to engine explosion
pilot ejected, but died shortly afterwards (C-2 ejection seat limits exceeded); written off
struck off charge order (AVA) May 6, 1966.

note: First aircraft lost from Hopsten was aircraft DF+123 (9149) on June 14, 1965

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