F-104G "VA+111" MFG 1 1967 with a "Practice bomb dispenser" on the Center Line Station 

F-104G, construction number 683D-7108, model 683-10-19, built by Messerschmitt
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd); assembly start at Messerschmitt-Manching July 24, 1963
assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 3; first flight October 12, 1963 coded KE+408
planned as VA+126 to MFG 1 on April 26, 1964, but not used; camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"
acceptance date by BABwMTT on May 29, 1964; LwVersRgt 3 on June 4, 1964 for upgrading and modifications
VA+111 MFG 1 at Schleswig-Jagel AB delivery date on June 26, 1964
22+30 damaged September 25, 1968 while hitting a power line cable in the Vaerrasund, Norway, safe emergency landing at Oerland AB
flown with C-74 Globemaster of USAF back to Messerschmitt-Manching; repaired at Manching and back to MFG 1 on May 9, 1969
Navy camouflage scheme "Norm 76" according tech order "TA-196-3" in 1970
withdrawn from use at LwSchleuse 11 on July 23, 1980 with 2.174 flight hours; struck off charge order (AVA) October 7, 1980
to Turkish Air Force (TuAF) on October 10, 1980 (with TuAF serial number 63-7108)
1980-1982 coded as "4-108" with 4.AJU at Murted AB; 1987 coded as "6-108" at Bandirma AB with 6.AJU; June 1988 noted; at 9.AJU in July 1991
July 1992 last noted; preserved at Diyarbakir AB as "8-108" at Memorial line April 1994 first noted; April 2016 last noted.

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