F-104G JD+257 Jagdgeschwader 74 in formation with JD+247 in 1964

F-104G, construction number 683D-8088, company model 683-10-19, built by Fokker
manufactured by North Group (ARGE-Nord); first flight May 30, 1963 coded KG+188 at Fokker-Schiphol
project "Roland" (for JG 71) in AWX (All Weather Fighter) version with "Wing Pylon Bomb Provision" modification
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"; acceptance date by BABwFokker (RNAF-MTA) on July 17, 1963 with 4:55 flight hours
LVR 3 (Luftwaffenversorgungsregiment 3) at Manching AB for modifications and upgrading on July 26, 1963; to Messerschmitt September 21, 1964
JD+257 JG 74 at Neuburg AB delivery date on March 18, 1965
23+85 AFCENT ADC (Air Defense Competition) 1970 Soesterberg AB 27 till 29 April 1970
withdrawn from use at Werft 11 at Erding AB on November 6, 1974 with 1.417 flight hours; struck off charge order (AVA) December 4, 1973
used for spare parts (ETG:Ersatzteilgewinnung); rest scrapped December 7, 1978 by VEBEG at Erding.

Project "Roland": 21 AWX (All Weather Fighter) aircrafts were modified by Fokker intended for JG 71 (FW 71), but remained at the LVR 3 in Manching until 1964.

copyright  Peter Doll