Photo of F-104G VA+116: wanted coded KE+396 or VA+116

F-104G VA+116 (no photo)

F-104G, construction number 683D-7096, company model 683-10-19, built by Messerschmitt (MTT)
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd); assembly by Messerschmitt-Manching starting May 30, 1963
assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 3; first flight August 26, 1963 coded KE+396
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" in November 1963
acceptance date by BABwMTT November 29, 1963; LwVersRgt 3 at Manching AB on December 4.1963 for modifications
VA+116 MFG 1 at Schleswig-Jagel AB delivery date on February 7, 1964
crashed March 18, 1965 near Büsum after hitting the sea during a low level flight (CFIT); pilot was killed
struck off charge order (AVA) July 13, 1966.

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