F-104G 20+44 JaboG 31 on short final at Norvenich AB 1980

F-104G, construction number 683-2052, company model 683-10-19, built by Lockheed
manufactured by Group USA (ARGE-USA); flight test release January 29, 1962; test flights coded with register number "152" only
acceptance date February 7, 1962 by BABwLockheed; delivery date February 16, 1962 in Fighterbomber version according lot 5
KF+127 to 6516th Flight Line Maintenance Squadron at Edwards AFB with "Joint Test Force" team for "Category II" Air/Air firing tests and system test flights
test flights completed after 47 missions on May 11, 1962 with 95 flight hours; airlifted to Messerschmitt-Manching on July 27, 1962 in a Canadair CL-44D of "Flying Tiger Line"
test flight at Messerschmitt on August 21, 1962; project "Loreley" was not implemented
project "Replace" with modification as Fighterbomber with the Vulcan M61 20 mm machine gun installed and long range tanks as loose parts
DA+105 JaboG 31 at Norvenich AB delivery date on March 28, 1963 in Silver-finish colors
SABCA for IRAN on August 24, 1965 with 460 flight hours and and camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196", back to JaboG 31 on June 25, 1966
20+44 SABCA for IRAN on June 6, 1969 with 1.035 flight hours, back to JaboG 31 on August 14, 1969
damaged on July 18, 1974 during night visual landing after touching the ground prior to the overrun, the wheels broke off
August 1977 squadron exchange of 312 squadron (2nd Staffel) with Italian Air Force 102°Gruppo, based at Rimini AB flying the F-104S
Det. Decimomannu AB on May 19, 1981; crashed at Decimomannu AB, Sardinia on November 2, 1981 after open nozzle over Frasca Range,
aircraft arrester hook failed to catch the barrier on emergency landing at Decimomannu AB and the aircraft did overrun the runway,
damaged beyond economical repair (DBR); pilot was rescued unhurt; written off; struck off charge order (AVA) April 29, 1982.

copyright © Günter Grondstein

crashed at Decimomannu, Sardinia
November 2, 1981