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

F-104G, construction number 683-2009, company 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 in boxes 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
planned for 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 on 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; projects "42" and "Balance" (upgrading) were not implemented
"Erprobungsstelle 61 für Luftfahrtgerät der Bundeswehr" at Oberpfaffenhofen near Munich on May 4, 1962
upgrading to the latest modification level 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 at Neuburg AB on April 28, 1966
JA+233 JG JG 71 at Wittmund AB 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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