F-104G JA+243 Jagdgeschwader 71 "Richthofen" (JG 71) 1964

F-104G, construction number 683D-9054, model 683-10-19, built by SABCA
manufactured by West Group (ARGE-West); assembly start July 7, 1963 at SABCA-Gosselies in AWX (All Weather Fighter) version
first flight October 30, 1963 coded with construction number "9054"; camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196" in 1963
2 SABCA factory test flights and 3 military test flights with 6 flight hours; coded KH+130 acceptance date January 17, 1964 by BABwSABCA
LVR 3 (Luftwaffenversorgungsregiment 3) on February 21, 1964 for upgrading
JA+243 JG 71 at Wittmund AB delivery date on May 5, 1964
25+83 modified to Fighterbomber version in July 1970 at at Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm (MBB); JaboG 32 at Lechfeld AB on January 28, 1971
withdrawn from use at LVR 1 on January 10, 1974 with 1.619 flight hours; struck off charge order (AVA) December 4, 1973
BDRT reserve airframe at Fassberg AB 1983; scrapped in February 1990.

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