Photo of F-104G VA+104: wanted coded KE+384 or VA+104

F-104G VA+104 (no photo)

F-104G, construction number 683D-7084, model 683-10-19, built by Messerschmitt
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd); assembly by Messerschmitt-Manching starting February 19, 1963
assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 3; first flight August 6, 1963 coded KE+384
acceptance date by BABwMTT on September 13, 1963
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; camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"
LwVersRgt 3 on September 18, 1963 for modifications
VA+104 MFG 1 at Schleswig-Jagel AB delivery date on January 31, 1964
crashed May 2, 1966 after take-off from Jagel AB with engine failure due to compressor stall (FOD) at Börm near Kropp
pilot ejected at about 1.300 feet but was killed because the chute did not open; struck off charge order (AVA) February 13, 1967
used for spare parts and scrapped.

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