F-104G VA+120 MFG 1 at RNAS Yeovilton, UK 1967

F-104G, construction number 683D-7100, company model 683-10-19, built by Messerschmitt (MTT)
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd); assembly at Messerschmitt-Manching starting June 18, 1963
assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 3; first flight August 26, 1963 coded KE+400; acceptance date by BABwMTT March 20, 1964
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 (Luftwaffenversorgungsregiment 3) at Manching AB on March 25, 1964 for modifications
VA+120 MFG 1 (1st squadron) at Schleswig-Jagel AB delivery date on April 17, 1964; heavily damaged on July 2, 1964 after a hard landing at Jagel AB,
main landing gear broke off and aircraft went off the runway; repaired at Messerschmitt-Manching on August 14, 1964 and back to MFG 1 on September 9, 1965
22+25 Navy camouflage scheme "Norm 76" according tech order "TA-196-3" in 1970
crashed August 3, 1979 at RNS Yeovilton, UK during an open day display; pilot overstressed the aircraft during approach for landing, encountered a "pitch-up" during the base-turn
pilot ejected too late and was killed; written off; it crashed just outside the airbase into a sandy hill; struck off charge order (AVA) December 28, 1979.

copyright © Günter Grondstein

22+25 at RN Yeovilton prior to the display