F-104G DA+252 JaboG 31 during AFCENT Tactical Weapons Meet at Chaumont AB in May 1965

F-104G, construction number 683-7080, company model 683-10-19, built by Messerschmitt (MTT)
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd); assembly by Messerschmitt-Manching starting February 1, 1963
assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 3; first flight July 17, 1963; camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"
project "Zeus" as Fighterbomber for MFG 1 with Vulcan M61 20 mm machine gun installed and long range tanks as loose parts
project "Zeus" was canceled; no project assigned; used as attrition aircraft without "AS.30" and AS.34 "Kormoran" wiring system
modification status "Loreley" as Fighterbomber with Vulcan M61 20 mm machine gun installed and long range tanks as loose parts
acceptance date September 25, 1963 coded KE+380; LwVersRgt 3 at Manching AB on September 30, 1963 for modifications
DA+252 JaboG 31 at Norvenich AB delivery date on February 21, 1964; Messerschmitt on June 24, 1966 for upgrading
damaged during heavy storm February 23, 1967, back to JaboG 31 on March 8, 1967
22+10 IRAN at SABCA on April 22, 1970, back to JaboG 31 on July 1, 1970
stored at LwSchleuse 11 on February 1, 1977 as attrition replacement aircraft; struck off charge order (AVA) October 29, 1981
MAP (Military Assistance Program) to Hellenic Air Force May 26, 1983 for spare part use only; never received any Hellenic code or markings
withdrawn from use July 8, 1983 at KEA Hellinikon; August 28, 2002 at 132 CG (later HAF Detachment Agrinion) coded "22+10"
July 2002 noted fuselage only; dump October 2017 last noted.

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