F-104G DC+251 JaboG 33 during inspection in the hanger

F-104G, construction number 683D-7066, company model 683-10-19, built by Messerschmitt (MTT)
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd); assembly by Messerschmitt-Manching starting November 19, 1962
assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 3; coded KE+366 for Messerschmitt factory flight
first flight May 31, 1963; acceptance date September 6, 1963 by BABwMTT
project "Loreley" as Fighterbomber (for JaboG 33) with Vulcan M61 20 mm machine gun installed and long range tanks as loose parts
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"
DC+251 JaboG 33 at Buchel AB delivery date on October 3, 1963
IRAN and upgrading at SABCA on April 28, 1967 with 390 flight hours, back to JaboG 33 on July 4, 1967
21+97 damaged on September 13, 1972 at Norvenich AB during a major inspection (LVR 5, Feldwerft F 104G, Norvenich)
repaired at LVR 5 (Luftwaffenversorgungsregiment 5) and back to JaboG 33 in 1972
crashed on April 12, 1973 after an unsuccessful landing attempt with an open nozzle in a heavy snow storm at night time at Buchel AB
pilot made an successful controlled precautionary ejection; written off; struck off charge order (AVA) March 20, 1974.

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