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

F-104G, construction number 683D-8031, 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; heavy 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 after 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.

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