F-104G YA+118 ErpSt 61 with open gun bay at Manching AB 1965

F-104G, construction number 683D-9041, company model 683-10-19, built by SABCA
manufactured by West Group (ARGE-West); assembly start at SABCA-Gosselies May 13, 1963
first flight August 20, 1963 coded with construction number "9041" in AWX (All Weather Fighter) version
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"
3 SABCA factory test flights and 9 military test flights with 15 flight hours
acceptance date by BABwSABCA September 25, 1963
coded KH+123 to LVR 3 (Luftwaffenversorgungsregiment 3) at Manching AB on January 16, 1964 for modifications
to Messerschmitt on June 19, 1964 and modified to Fighterbomber version
YA+118 ErpSt 61 at Manching AB delivery date on April 15, 1964
JA+123 JG 71 "Richthofen" at Wittmund AB on June 2, 1966
25+77 crashed on September 24, 1968 near Wittmundhaven after loss of aircraft control
pilot ejected safely; struck off charge (AVA) order March 11, 1969; scrapped 1980 at Elz.

copyright  Frank Matthes