TF-104G DA+364 JaboG 31 at the Tactical Weapons Meet 1967 at RAFG Wildenrath

TF-104G, construction number 583F-5902, company model 583-10-20, manufactured by Messerschmitt, assembled by Lockheed
manufactured by Lockheed and Messerschmitt (ARGE-Süd) according lot 1; fuselage assembled at Messerschmitt-Augsburg, wings manufactured at Messerschmitt-Manching
ARGE-Süd parts (fuselage, wings and tail) airlifted to USA January 19, 1965 with a Canadair CL-44D of "Flying Tiger Line"
at Lockheed-Burbank assembled and test flights at Palmdale coded KF+202 in 1965; acceptance date 1965 by BABwLockheed
airlifted to Ypenburg, Netherlands on July 5, 1965 for reassembly by Avio Diepen; camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"
acceptance date August 31, 1965 by BABw (RNAF-HMTA (Hoofd Militair Toezicht Aanbouw))
DA+364 JaboG 31 at Norvenich AB delivery on August 31, 1965
NATO exercise "Tactical Weapons Meet" 1967 at RAFG Wildenrath 16 till 30 June 1967
27+73 withdrawn from use February 10, 1982 after emergency landing due to bird strike at Norvenich AB; damaged on the engine intake
damage beyond economical repair (DBR) and industrial use with 2.714 flight hours; transported to LwSchleuse 11 on March 3, 1982 for storage
struck off charge order (AVA) July 14, 1983; August 24, 1983 to ErpSt 61 (Test Unit 61) at Manching AB for lightning protection tests
November 1986 to ErpSt 91 (Test Unit 91) at Meppen for lightning protection trials, scrapped.

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