F-104G VA+103 MFG 1

F-104G, construction number 683D-7083, model 683-10-19, built by Messerschmitt
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd); assembly by Messerschmitt-Manching starting February 14, 1963
assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 3; first flight July 18, 1963
acceptance date by BABwMTT on August 13, 1963 coded KE+383
construction level "Zeus" as Fighterbomber (for MFG 1) with long range tanks installed,
AS.30 and "Kormoran" wiring system and Vulcan M61 20 mm machine gun as loose part
LwVersRgt 3 on August 20, 1963 for modifications
VA+103 MFG 1 at Schleswig-Jagel AB delivery date on September 12, 1963 in Silver-finish colors
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196" in 1966
22+13 Navy camouflage scheme "Norm 76" according tech order "TA-196-3" in 1969
heavy damaged April 26, 1971. Main gear collapsed during engine test run
After this incident the aircraft were fastened to the hook for engine test runs
on May 25, 1971 it arrived for repair at Messerschmitt and was repaired and given back to MFG 1 on April 18, 1973
heavy damaged again September 9, 1975 after landing at Thirstrup AB, Denmark
blown tire on landing and left the runway; repaired by Messerschmitt and back to MFG 1 after 1 year on January 26, 1977
withdrawn from use at LwSchleuse 11 on October 27, 1980 with 1.745 flight hours; struck off charge order (AVA) December 22, 1980
to Turkish Air Force April 6, 1981 (with TuAF serial number 63-7083), coded "4-083" with 4.AJU
seen as "9-083" in 1989, seen as "6-083" in the 90s, withdrawn from use noted August 1993; scrapped according CFE June 12, 1995.

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