F-104G VA+111 MFG 1 in 1963

F-104G, construction number 683D-7091, company model 683-10-19, built by Messerschmitt (MTT)
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd); assembly by Messerschmitt-Manching starting May 8, 1963
assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 3; first flight July 23, 1963 coded KE+391; acceptance date August 22, 1963 by BABwMTT
construction level "Zeus" as Fighterbomber (for MFG 1) with long range tanks installed, "AS.30" and AS.34 "Kormoran" wiring system and Vulcan M61 20 mm machine gun as loose part
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"; LwVersRgt 3 at Manching AB on August 27, 1963 for modifications and upgradings
VA+111 MFG 1 at Schleswig-Jagel AB delivery date on November 15, 1963
crashed January 31, 1964 near Leck after a midair collision with VA+112 (construction number 7092)
over Schleswig-Holstein at high altitude (33.000 feet), pilot escaped the aircraft without the ejection seat, survived with major injuries
written off; struck off charge order (AVA) December 2, 1964.

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