HK-1404X (cn 19680/94) Del 11/68 - shortly to West German Air Force, Aloha, Air California, GATX
I had no idea that the West German Air Force ever flew a B737-100. I know LH were the launch customer and operated several of the -130 variant, but had no idea that this -159 operated for the West German Air Force.
Does anyone have any further information, or even better - some photos?
Kogge From Germany, joined Nov 2007, 72 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2430 times:
They were both parked in the Lufthansa Maintenance Area in Hamburg for several months as D-ABWA and D-ABWB. BWB=Bundesamt fuer Wehrtechnik und Beschaffung, a sort of procurement agency.
They had basic Avianca colors, no titles.
Time must have been end 1971 to at least summer 1972, when they left to the States. Both went to Aloha then via Boeing.
They were originally intended as replacement for the Convair 440 of the West German Air Force.