F-104G 26+22 Jagdbombergeschwader 31 (JaboG 31) Norvenich AB

F-104G, construction number 683D-9173, company model 683-10-19, built by SABCA
manufactured by West Group (ARGE-West); assembly start at SABCA-Gosselies on November 8, 1964
first flight March 1, 1965 coded with construction number "9173" in Fighterbomber version
3 factory test fights and 4 military test flights with 6 flight hours; coded KH+173 acceptance date April 22, 1965 by BABwSABCA
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"
DF+241 JaboG 36 at Hopsten AB delivery date on June 11, 1965
DA+114 JaboG 31 at Norvenich AB on July 1, 1966
26+22 IRAN at SABCA on July 29,1968 with 574 flight hours, back to JaboG 31 on January 15, 1969
crashed January 19, 1971 after engine failure due to compressor stall (FOD) shortly after take-off,
crashed on short final during Emergency landing on final approach to Norvenich AB, pilot ejected safely
written off; struck off charge order (AVA) April 28, 1971.

copyright  Klaus Kropf