1962 June 19th. A formation of four F-104 Starfighters of the West German Luftwaffe crashes near Balkhausen, killing all four pilots. The first Starfighters had entered service with the Luftwaffe in July 1960.
Stuka “G” Bordkanone 3,7cm (1.46 in) made by Rheinmetall AG in Düsseldorf. The cannon could be attached under the wings or fuselage of the aircraft as self-contained gun pods with 12-round magazines. It fired APCR (Tungsten hard-core) ammunition or high-explosive shells in 37x263B mm caliber at 160 rounds per minute.