F-104G 20+05 JaboG 34 in formation with a RAF Jaguar of 41 squadron from Coltishall during a squadron exchange in August 1980

F-104G, construction number 683-2005, company model 683-10-19, built by Lockheed
manufactured by Group USA (ARGE-USA); assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 1; first flight 1960 at Lockheed-Palmdale
flight tests flown with register number "105"; "Joint Test Force" at Palmdale AP for "Category I" basic system tests
airlifted April 28, 1961 with C-124 transporter of the USAF to TSLw 1 at Kaufbeuren AB with 50 flight hours
acceptance date May 4, 1961 by BABwMTT in Silver-finish colors; project "Balance" (upgrading) was not implemented
coded BF+009 TSLw 1 (Technische Schule der Luftwaffe 1) as instructional aircraft (GIA) until July 31, 1967
Messerschmitt for upgrading and latest modifications standard on August 3, 1967; camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"; planned code DD+107 was not used
20+05 JaboG 34 at Memmingen AB delivery date on June 18, 1968; several detachments at Decimomannu AB in the 70s
EL-70/EL-73 Electronic Counter Measure (ECM) system was installed in the weapon system in the late 70s with tech order "TA-FL1191"
August 1980 JaboG 34 exchanged with RAF 41 Squadron flying the Jaguar GR.1 at RAF Coltishall
TechnGrp 11 "F-104 Kommando" at Erding AB on July 17, 1985; JaboG 34 on August 22, 1986; new Lizard camouflage scheme "Norm 83" in September 1986
TechnGrp 11 "F-104 Kommando" at Erding AB on August 20, 1987
withdrawn from use and stored in airworthy condition as attrition reserve aircraft at LwSchleuse 11 on October 8, 1987 with 3.044 flight hours; struck off charge order (AVA) January 4, 1988
MAP (Military Assistance Program) to Turkish AF (TuAF serial number 61-2005) on September 13, 1988; coded "4-005" with 4.AJU at Murted 1988
coded "6-005" at Bandirma AB with 6.AJU in June 1989; coded "8-005" with 181 Filo at Diyarbakir AB in 1990; withdrawn from use 1992, scrapped.

copyright © Peter Mühlböck collection