F-104G JA+118 JG 71 at Manching AB 1965

F-104G, construction number 683D-8031, company model 683-10-19, built by Fokker
first F-104 built completely manufactured with Fokker (ARGE Nord) parts
manufactured by North Group (ARGE-Nord); first flight December 22, 1962 coded KG+131
acceptance date June 24, 1963 by BABwFokker (RNAF-MTA); AWX (All Weather Fighter) version under project "Green Hill" (for JG 71)
JA+118 JG 71 at Wittmund AB delivery date on July 3, 1963 in Silver-finish colors; heavily damaged in 1964
repaired by Messerschmitt on September 29, 1964; camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196" in 1965, back to JG 71 on July 14, 1965
23+52 IRAN at SABCA on December 23, 1968 with 521 flight hours, back to JG 71 on March 5, 1969
crashed June 1, 1973 shortly after take-off from Memmingen Air Base, while the gear was retracted, the grounding broom from the nose gear
sheared off and went through the intake causing an engine failure due to compressor stall (FOD) with 1.373 flight hours
pilot ejected safely; written off; struck off charge order (AVA) January 20, 1974.

Project "Green Hill": 42 AWX airplanes were delivered to the Fighter Wing 71 (Jagdgeschwader 71) at Wittmund.

copyright  Frank Matthes