F-104G KE+469 during a Messerschmitt Avionics test

F-104G, construction number 683D-7169, model 683-10-19, built by Messerschmitt
manufactured by ARGE-Süd (South Group); assembly start at Messerschmitt-Manching April 23, 1964
assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 6; first flight July 8, 1964 coded KE+469
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 September 18, 1964 by BABwMTT
VA+145 MFG 1 at Schleswig-Jagel AB delivery date September 28, 1964
crashed October 18, 1966 into the North Sea near the island Neuwerk during a "Sea Low Level" after engine failure due to compressor stall
pilot ejected and was rescued after 40 minutes in the water, he survived with heavy injuries; struck off charge order (AVA) March 14, 1967.

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