F-104G JA+251 JG 71

F-104G, construction number 683D-9015, model 683-10-19, built by SABCA
manufactured by West Group (ARGE-West) in AWX (All Weather Fighter) version
assembly start at SABCA-Gosselies, Belgium September 19, 1962 with parts manufactured by Lockheed and several European factories
first flight January 15, 1963 coded with construction number "9015"; 3 SABCA factory test flights and 11 military test flights with 16 flight hours
coded KH+115 acceptance date May 17, 1963 by BABwSABCA in Silver-finish colors
delivered in AWX (All Weather Fighter) version under project "Green Hill" (for JG 71)
JA+251 JG 71 at Wittmund AB delivery date on May 18, 1963; camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196" in July 1964
Messerschmitt upgrading to higher modification level on April 18, 1966
JD+127 JG 74 at Neuburg AB on September 21, 1966
25+69 IRAN at SABCA on January 16, 1969 with 641 flight hours, back to JG 74 on April 24, 1969
withdrawn from use at LVR 1 on January 9, 1975 with 1.469 flight hours; struck off charge order (AVA) December 4, 1983
scrapped at MatDep 11 Erding on December 7, 1978.

copyright  Hagen Wendt