RF-104G 21+10 MFG 2 1970, of interest are the "dayglo" colored pylon tanks

RF-104G, construction number 683D-6640, company model 683-04-10, built by FIAT (Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino)
manufactured by Italian Group (ARGE-Italien); RF-104G production in Photoreconnaissance version
coded KC+143 first flight November 17, 1964 at Fiat, Turin-Caselle; project "Earl" (for MFG 2) with "AS.30" anti-ship missile delivery system installed
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"; acceptance date May 31, 1964 by BABwFIAT
VB+204 to MFG 2 at Eggebek AB delivery date April 12, 1965
21+10 crashed into the sea 18 km south of Capo Frasca Bombing Range, Sardinia after loosing orientation in a heavy thunderstorm on October 14, 1971, pilot was killed
written off; struck off charge order (AVA) April 20, 1972.

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