Photo of F-104G VA+133: wanted coded KE+457 or VA+133

F-104G VA+133 (no photo)

F-104G, construction number 683D-7157, 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
modification level "Yoga" as Fighterbomber (for MFG 1) with AS.30 and "Kormoran" 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
pilot ejected safely; struck off charge order (AVA) November 6, 1967.

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