F-104G DC+103 JaboG 33 landing at RAF Wildenrath during Tactical Weapons Meet 1967

F-104G, construction number 683-2075, company model 683-10-19, built by Lockheed
manufactured by Group USA (ARGE-USA); flight test release May 7, 1962; assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 7
flown with register number "175" for test flights; acceptance date June 6, 1962 by BABwLockheed with 12 flight hours in Silver-finish colors
coded KF+150 airlifted to Messerschmitt-Manching, Germany on June 21, 1962 in a Canadair CL-44D airfreighter of "Flying Tiger Line"
project "Loreley" as Fighterbomber (for JaboG 33) with Vulcan M61 20 mm machine gun installed and long range tanks as loose parts
test flights by Messerschmitt on August 1, 1962
DC+103 delivery date August 22, 1962 to JaboG 33 at Buchel AB; to Messerschmitt on December 9, 1964 for upgrading
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196" in 1965, back to JaboG 33 on September 6, 1965
NATO exercise "Tactical Weapons Meet" 1967 at RAFG Wildenrath 16 till 30 June 1967
20+64 28 September till 7 October 1976 squadron exchange with Dutch Air Force 312 squadron, based at Volkel AB
EL-70/EL-73 Electronic Counter Measure (ECM) system was installed in the weapon system in the late 70s with tech order "TA-FL1191"
JaboG 34 at Memmingen AB on July 26, 1985; withdrawn from use and stored at LwSchleuse 11 on July 17, 1987 with 3.797 flight hours
struck off charge order (AVA) January 13, 1989; front section modified by LVR 1 (TechnGrp 11) on June 22, 1992 to a simulator for DFL (Demo Flugsimulator Luftfahrtzeug)
for display "Unsere Luftwaffe" of Luftwaffenamt Köln-Wahn in 1993, rest for BDRT training use and scrapped
cockpit noted on July 13, 1996 at Roth in a container; August 12, 2007 noted at the Köln-Wahn family day
stored at "Wehrtechnische Studiensammlung" of BWB (Bundesamt für Wehrtechnik und Beschaffung) at Koblenz in 2007
on loan to "Aeronauticum" Nordholz in December 2012; December 22, 2012 first mentioned; as Flight demonstrator July 2021 last noted.

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