Photo of F-104G VA+116: wanted coded KE+396 or VA+116

F-104G VA+116 (no photo)

F-104G, construction number 683D-7096, company model 683-10-19, built by Messerschmitt (MTT)
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd); assembly by Messerschmitt-Manching starting May 30, 1963
assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 3; first flight August 26, 1963 coded KE+396
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" in November 1963
acceptance date by BABwMTT November 29, 1963; LwVersRgt 3 at Manching AB on December 4.1963 for modifications
VA+116 MFG 1 at Schleswig-Jagel AB delivery date on February 7, 1964
crashed March 18, 1965 near Büsum after hitting the sea during low level (CFIT); pilot was killed; struck off charge order (AVA) July 13, 1966.

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