F-104G 21+56 at Flugplatzmuseum Cottbus, Brandenburg 2022

F-104G, construction number 683D-7025, company model 683-10-19, built by Messerschmitt (MTT)
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd); assembly by Messerschmitt-Manching starting May 7, 1962 with parts from Lockheed; assembly in Fighterbomber version according lot 1
coded KE+325 without test flight into long term storage on July 30, 1962 under project "21"
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196" October 23, 1964; Messerschmitt modification and upgrading January 26, 1965
test flight May 3, 1965; acceptance date July 26, 1965 by BABwMTT
DB+104 JaboG 32 at Lechfeld AB delivery date on July 30, 1965
DC+104 JaboG 33 at Buchel AB on September 7, 1965; IRAN at SABCA on October 5, 1967 with 398 flight hours
21+56 back to JaboG 33 on March 27, 1968; JaboG 34 at Memmingen AB April 15, 1985
August 1986 JaboG 34 (2nd Staffel), flying the F-104G at Memmingen AB, exchanged with the Hellenic Air Force 345 MIRA, flying the A-7H at Souda. 
It was a one-way event where at least 6 Starfighter (including one lizard painted TF-104G, likely 27+77) flew to Greece for a 10 days stay
EL-70/EL-73 Electronic Counter Measure (ECM) system was installed in the weapon system in the late 70s with tech order "TA-FL1191"
withdrawn from use and stored at LwSchleuse 11 on July 15, 1987 with 3.455 flight hours; struck off charge order (AVA) January 13, 1989
to Museum Köln-Butzweilerhof September 28, 1992, seen 1993; Museum was closed September 31, 1996
preserved Luftfahrt und Technik Museumspark at Merseburg, Saxony-Anhalt in 1997 noted; June 2008 noted; May 2020 last noted
museum closed in March 2021; in September 2021 on display at Flugplatzmuseum Cottbus (on loan by Militärhistorisches Museum der Bundeswehr (MHM) Berlin-Gatow)
July 2022 last noted.

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