F-104G 22+05 "C" JaboG 33 at RAFG Wildenrath during Tactical Air Meet (TAM78) in June 1978

F-104G, construction number 683D-7075, model 683-10-19, built by Messerschmitt (MTT)
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd); assembly by Messerschmitt-Manching starting January 9, 1963
assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 3; first flight June 18, 1963 coded KE+375
project "Loreley" as Fighterbomber (for JaboG 33) with Vulcan M61 20 mm machine gun installed and long range tanks as loose parts
acceptance date by BABwMTT on August 16, 1963
DC+256 JaboG 33 at Buchel AB delivery date on August 30, 1963 in Silver-finish colors
heavy damaged on June 22, 1965 after landing in strong crosswind at Chaumont AB, France; aircraft skidded off the runway and pilot ejected safely
repaired at Messerschmitt-Augsburg and at Manching; camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196" in 1966
back to JaboG 33 on October 20, 1966
22+05 code change start on November 13, 1967; IRAN at SABCA on September 17, 1969 with 848 flight hours, back to JaboG 33 on November 5, 1969
EL-70/EL-73 Electronic Counter Measure (ECM) system was installed in the weapon system in the late 70s with tech order "TA-FL1191"
crashed on August 10, 1984 near Beja AB, Portugal, pilot lost control during a dive recovery in ACM training and ejected safely at about 8.000 feet
written off; struck off charge order (AVA) May 28, 1985.

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