F-104G VA+111 MFG 1 in 1963

F-104G, construction number 683D-7091, company model 683-10-19, built by Messerschmitt (MTT)
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd); assembly by Messerschmitt-Manching starting May 8, 1963
assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 3; first flight July 23, 1963 coded KE+391; acceptance date August 22, 1963 by BABwMTT
construction level "Zeus" as Fighterbomber (for MFG 1) with long range tanks installed, "AS.30" anti-ship missile wiring system and Vulcan M61 20 mm machine gun as loose part
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"; LwVersRgt 3 at Manching AB on August 27, 1963 for modifications and upgradings
VA+111 MFG 1 at Schleswig-Jagel AB delivery date on November 15, 1963
crashed January 31, 1964 near Leck after a midair collision with VA+112 (construction number 7092)
over Schleswig-Holstein at high altitude (33.000 feet), pilot escaped the aircraft without the ejection seat, survived with major injuries
written off; struck off charge order (AVA) December 2, 1964.

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