F-104G DF+252 JaboG 36 Hopsten 1967

F-104G, construction number 683D-9185, model 683-10-19, built by SABCA
manufactured by West Group (ARGE-West); assembly start January 27, 1965 at SABCA-Gosselies
first flight May 11, 1965 in Fighterbomber version coded with construction number "9185"
5 factory test fights and 4 military test flights with 9 flight hours; KH+184 acceptance date July 6, 1965 by BABwSABCA
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"
DF+252 JaboG 36 at Hopsten AB delivery date on August 13, 1965
26+33 JaboG 31 on December 13, 1974; stored in airworthy condition as attrition reserve aircraft at LwSchleuse 11 on December 7, 1977
JaboG 32 at Lechfeld AB on September 26, 1978; JaboG 31 at Norvenich AB on April 2, 1982
withdrawn from use and stored at LwSchleuse 11 on February 9, 1983 with 2.960 flight hours; struck off charge order (AVA) August 26, 1983
to Turkish Air Force (TuAF serial number 65-9185) on January 19, 1984 coded "4-185"
crashed July 6, 1985 with 142 Filo near Aksehir AB likely due to a technical failure, pilot could eject in time and survived; written off.

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