F-104G "KG-101", the first Fokker build F-104G for Germany, on a test flight with Fokker 1961

F-104G, construction number 683D-8001, company model 683-10-19, built by Fokker
manufactured by North Group (ARGE-Nord); assembled with Lockheed produced parts; first flight November 11, 1961 at Schiphol coded KG-101 marked "Mach.No8001" by Fokker chief test pilot Capt A.P. Moll
project "42" as Fighterbomber with Vulcan M61 20 mm machine gun installed and long range tanks as loose parts; acceptance date May 10, 1962 by BABwFokker (RNAF-MTA)
DA+245 JaboG 31 at Norvenich AB delivery date on May 10, 1962 after 35 flight hours in Silver-finish colors
BF+245 TSLw 1 (Technische Schule der Luftwaffe 1) on November 6, 1962 as instructional airframe (GIA) with only 73 flight hours
1968 coded 23+27 at TSLw 1, BDRT (Aircraft Battle Damage and Repair) aircraft Fassberg AB; at Technische Schule der Luftwaffe 3 (TSLw 3) in Silver-finish colors on August 10, 1984
struck off charge order (AVA) October 19, 1984 with training aid code "C046"; sold by VEBEG October 1, 2002; preserved in the Netherlands in Museum Bevrijdende Vleugels at Best on December 13, 2002
airplane was transported from Best to Düsseldorf Regional Airport at Weeze (Flughafen Niederrhein, which is former RAF (Royal Air Force) Laarbruch
on December 10, 2004 preserved coded as "KG-101" at the QRA museum at Niederrhein/Weeze Airport Germany; May 2010 last noted
June 9, 2010 transported to Baarlo, Netherlands; displayed August 2011 noted; displayed March 2014 last noted; 2015 sold to an unknown collector in the Stuttgart area, Germany.

Project "42": to equip first the JaboG 31 (FBW 31) at Nörvenich with this new type of aircraft. 42 aircrafts (hence the name of the project!) were planned to be part of the original delivery

Ton v.d. Zeeuw(+) and Roger Seroo (both from the International F104 Society) managed to buy the first Fokker built F-104G with construction number 8001

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