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wardog03 Dec 2017 1:38 p.m. PST

this question relates to the f104g only
i understand correct me if i am wrong the f104g model was not used by the usaf as fighter
it was produced under licence in europe
question any one tell me (i assume it was germany)that made it operational first ,what was the date of entry in german airforce and if you have first squadron name?

JimDuncanUK03 Dec 2017 1:53 p.m. PST

Your answer might be here:


Mardaddy Inactive Member03 Dec 2017 2:04 p.m. PST

From: link

"The first operational unit to be equipped with the F-104G was Jagdbombergeschwader 31 "Boelcke" (JBG31), also based at Norvenich. JBG31 became fully operational in 1963."

According to that article, Starfighters had been with Luft units since 1961, but it is non-specific about which version, they are only specific about the F-104G in the above quote.

Ryan T03 Dec 2017 8:14 p.m. PST

The RCAF used the CF-104, which was almost identical to the F-104G. It first entered service in December of 1962 with 427 Squadron based out of Zweibrucken in West Germany.

wardog10 Dec 2017 11:59 a.m. PST

thanks, forgot about canadians cf104

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