F-104G 26+47 WTD 61 preserved at Tessenderlo, Belgium with company Fonts 2006

F-104G, construction number 683D-7307, company model 683-10-19, built by MBB
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd) & VFW
assembly by MBB-Manching starting April 15, 197 in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 2; first flight July 8, 1971
acceptance date November 11, 1971 by BABwMBB as attrition replacement aircraft for the Luftwaffe under project "Ikarus"
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"
26+47 JaboG 31 at Norvenich AB on November 12, 1971; NATO TAM80 at Ramstein AB; JaboG 34 on March 25, 1982
1984 new camouflage scheme "Norm 83"
LwSchleuse 11 "F-104 Kommando" on June 5, 1985; JaboG 34 on February 9, 1987; WTD 61 on September 26, 1988
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withdrawn from use at LwSchleuse 11 on June 16, 1989; struck off charge order (AVA) November 8, 1989
BDRT reserve airframe with TSLw 3 at Fassberg in 1992 (seen at dump in March 2001)
stored at Baarlo, Netherlands December 12, 2002, owned by Piet Smedts
transported to Tessenderlo on November 12, 2005, preserved in Tessenderlo, Belgium with a company called Foets
it is standing in a chaotic area on poles; Tessenderlo July 2006 noted; September 2019 last noted (bad status).

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