TF-104G JD+367 Jagdgeschwader 74 (FW 74) Neuburg AB 1965

TF-104G, construction number 583D-5742, company model 583-10-20, US serial number 61-3071, built by Lockheed
manufactured by Group USA (ARGE-USA); assembly at Lockheed-Palmdale; test flight release May 14, 1963
first flight 1963 coded with US serial number "61-3071"; acceptance date by BABwLockheed July 19, 1963
coded KE+242 to Germany; airlifted to Messerschmitt at Manching AB, Germany on August 12; 1963
with a Canadair CL-44D airfreighter of the "Flying Tiger Line"
coded DA+071 for test flight August 29, 1964; camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"
JD+367 delivery date on August 13, 1964 to JG 74 at Neuburg AB
27+40 JaboG 32 at Lechfeld on December 4, 1974; withdrawn from use at TechnGrp 11 on July 4, 1983; struck off charge order (AVA) July 19, 1983
MAP (Military Assistance Program) to Türk Hava Kuvvetleri (TuAF) (TuAF serial number 63-5742) on November 22, 1983 with 2.781 flight hours
initially for spare part use only; crashed January 17, 1986 coded as "6-742" with 162 Filo of 6 AJU near Erdek, which is near homebase Bandirma
both pilots were sadly killed, cause of the accident is unknown; written off.

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