F-104G JA+233 Jagdgeschwader 71 (JG 71) at Wittmund AB

F-104G, construction number 683-2009, model 683-10-19, built by Lockheed
manufactured by Group USA (ARGE-USA); assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 2
first flight 1961 at Lockheed-Palmdale; flight tests flown with register number "109" in Silver-finish colors
coded DA+106 for delivery; accepted by BABwLockheed; shipped to Bremerhaven, Germany July 1, 1961 with 28 flight hours
by railroad to Manching AB for reassembly; DA+106 was the first reassembled F-104G by Messerschmitt
project "42" as Fighterbomber (for JaboG 31) with Vulcan M61 20 mm machine gun installed and long range tanks as loose parts;
test flight on August 9, 1961; handed over to the Luftwaffe August 10, 1961 to General Josef Kammhuber, InspGenLw
used for camouflage tests in March 1962; accepted on March 29, 1962 by BABwMTT
YA+106 ErpSt 61 at Manching AB delivery date April 4, 1962; project "42" and "Balance" (upgrading) were not implemented
"Erprobungsstelle 61 für Luftfahrtgerät der Bundeswehr" at Oberpfaffenhofen near Munich on May 4, 1962
upgrading at Messerschmitt on September 26, 1963; ErpSt 61 on June 2, 1964; modified to AWX (All Weather Fighter) version F-104G in August 1965
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196" in 1966
JD+252 JG 74 on April 28, 1966
JA+233 JG JG 71 on August 5, 1966
20+09 crashed June 20, 1968 due to a uncontrollable flying attitude (CFIT) after a "Barrel Roll" at Dornum in the Wittmund landing pattern
pilot ejected safely; written off; struck off charge order (AVA) December 20, 1989; scrapped at Elz in 1980.

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