F-104G KE+459 Messerschmitt fest flight in 1964

F-104G, construction number 683D-7159, model 683-10-19, built by Messerschmitt (MTT)
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd); assembly start at Messerschmitt-Manching March 10, 1964
assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 6; first flight May 27, 1964 coded KE+459
modification level "Yoga" as Fighterbomber (for MFG 1) with AS.30 and "Kormoran" anti-ship missile delivery system,
Sidewinder missile launch rails and long range tanks; camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"
acceptance date by BABwMTT October 6, 1964
VA+135 delivery date October 9, 1964 to MFG 1 at Schleswig-Jagel AB
22+77 JaboG 36 on June 14, 1967; MFG 1 on December 20, 1968
Navy camouflage scheme "Norm 76" according tech order "TA-196-3" in 1971; ErpSt 61 at Manching AB on April 28, 1980
withdrawn from use and stored in airworthy condition as attrition reserve aircraft on November 2, 1982 at LwSchleuse 11
with 2.468 flight hours (preservation according tech order "TA 1485")
struck off charge order (AVA) July 31, 1984; BDRT training airframe AG 52 Leck AB on September 27, 1984 with training aid code "C037"
coded "24+77" on pole at Leck AB (AG 52); coded as "24+77" on pole at Schleswig (Kropp) barracks
(Kai Uwe von Hassel Kaserne - barracks of AG 51) with AG 51 marks 1999
taken down for restoration late 2001; recoded "22+44" with both AG 52 and AG 51 marks in March 2002; August 2016 last noted.

Aufklärungsgeschwader 51 "Immelmann" (AG 51 "I") renamed Taktisches Luftwaffengeschwader 51 "Immelmann" (TaktLwG 51 "I") on October 1, 2013

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