F-104G VA+120 MFG 1 at RNAS Yeovilton, UK 1967

F-104G, construction number 683D-7100, company model 683-10-19, built by Messerschmitt (MTT)
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd); assembly at Messerschmitt-Manching starting June 18, 1963
assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 3; first flight August 26, 1963 coded KE+400; acceptance date by BABwMTT March 20, 1964
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 (Luftwaffenversorgungsregiment 3) at Manching AB on March 25, 1964 for modifications
VA+120 MFG 1 (1st squadron) at Schleswig-Jagel AB delivery date on April 17, 1964; heavily damaged on July 2, 1964 after a hard landing at Jagel AB,
main landing gear broke off and aircraft went off the runway; repaired at Messerschmitt-Manching on August 14, 1964 and back to MFG 1 on September 9, 1965
22+25 Navy camouflage scheme "Norm 76" according tech order "TA-196-3" in 1970
crashed August 3, 1979 at RNS Yeovilton, UK during an open day display; pilot overstressed the aircraft during approach for landing, encountered a "pitch-up" during the base-turn
pilot ejected too late and was killed; written off; it crashed just outside the airbase into a sandy hill; struck off charge order (AVA) December 28, 1979.

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22+25 at RN Yeovilton prior to the display