F-104G 22+59 JaboG 31 at Ramstein AB in June 1980 during TAM'80, note exercise ID code "C" on the tail

F-104G, construction number 683D-7140, model 683-10-19, built by Messerschmitt (MTT)
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd); assembly start at Messerschmitt December 9, 1963
assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 5; first flight March 24, 1964 coded KE+440
project "Diana" in Fighterbomber version (for JaboG 34) with installed Vulcan M61 20 mm machine gun
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"; acceptance date by BABwMTT August 6, 1964
DD+241 JaboG 34 at Memmingen AB delivery date on August 11, 1964
DA+254 JaboG 31 on August 5, 1965
22+59 withdrawn from use and stored at LwSchleuse 11 on December 22, 1981 with 2.725 flight hours
struck off charge order (AVA) October 2, 1984; BDRT airframe at Hopsten AB on September 15, 1984
July 25, 1985 transported to Rheine/Hopsten barracks with training aid code "C076"
on pole coded as "DF+101" (the assumed 1st Hopsten F-104) and fake serial number 7010 on tail; 1999 under restoration
taken from pole and stored on May 22, 2006; transported to Bentlage barracks of German Army (Transporthubschrauberregiment 15)
on pole coded as "DF+101" November 22, 2006; July 2017 last noted.

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