F-104G VA+133 MFG 1 leading a formation Take-off at Schleswig-Jagel in 1965

F-104G, construction number 683D-7157, company model 683-10-19, built by Messerschmitt
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd); assembly start at Messerschmitt-Manching March 2, 1964
assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 6; first flight May 12, 1964 coded KE+457
project "Yoga" as Fighterbomber (for MFG 1) with "AS.30" anti-ship missile delivery system, Sidewinder missile launch rails and long range tanks
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"; acceptance date by BABwMTT July 22, 1964
VA+133 to MFG 1 at Schleswig-Jagel AB delivery date July 28, 1964; crashed on May 22, 1967 shortly after take-off from Norvenich AB at Lommersum north of Euskirchen
caused by an engine failure due to compressor stall (caused by a FOD, likely sucked in during taxi), pilot ejected safely; struck off charge order (AVA) November 6, 1967.

Project "Yoga": 22 F-104G Fighterbomber for the 2. Staffel (Squadron) of MFG 1 at Schleswig-Jagel with built-in "AS.30" anti-ship missile delivery wiring system, 
later the number was increased to 28.

A two-ship flight returning from a cross country in Italy, refueled at an intermediate base (Norvenich). 

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May 22, 1967 after compressor stall shortly after Take-off from Norvenich AB

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