F-104CCV (Control Configured Vehicle) 98+36

F-104G, construction number 683D-8100, model 683-10-19, built by Fokker
manufactured by North Group (ARGE-Nord); first flight July 11, 1963 coded KG+200; acceptance date August 23, 1963 by BABwFokker
project "Roland" in AWX (All Weather Fighter) version with "Wing Pylon Bomb Provision" modification
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"
to LVR 3 (Luftwaffenversorgungsregiment 3) at Manching AB August 26, 1963 for technical upgrading
JA+244 JG 71 at wittmund AB delivery date on August 20, 1964; June 21, 1965 711 sqn rotation with 322 sqn RNLAF
JD+256 transferred to BABwVFW on March 9, 1966; IRAN at SABCA on November 10, 1966 with 221 flight hours; coded JD+256 to JG 74 on February 28, 1967
23+91 ErpSt 61 on April 14, 1975 with 1.379 flight hours. Withdrawn from use and leased to MBB for a Control Configured Vehicle (CCV) and flyby wire technologies five-year research program.
Natural stability was replaced with computer controlled flyby wire systems that allowed the aircraft to be made unstable.
The aircraft was provided with a triple redundant flyby wire system in 1977. 20 percent negative stability was finally achieved within the specified limits of Mach 1.3 and 650 knots.
The test program ended on April 17, 1984. ErpSt 61 on June 6, 1984; struck off charge order (AVA) October 19, 1984
the F-104CCV was transferred to the Wehrtechnisches Museum at Koblenz on October 6, 1984; November 15, 2007 noted; August 2020 noted.

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