RF-104G 21+11 MFG 2 from Eggebek AB during "Best Focus" competition in June 1980

RF-104G, construction number 683D-6642, 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+145 first flight on December 5, 1964 at FIAT, Turin-Caselle
project "Earl" (for MFG 2) as RF-104G with "AS.30" anti-ship missile delivery system installed
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"; acceptance date by BABwFIAT February 24, 1965
VB+206 MFG 2 delivery date on May 12, 1965 at Eggebek AB
21+11 IRAN at SABCA on June 21, 1971 with 784 flight hours, back to MFG 2 on September 2, 1971; IRAN at MBB on November 15, 1973
Navy camouflage scheme "Norm 76" according tech order "TA-196-3" on May 31, 1974; MFG 2 on June 24, 1974
MBB on February 5, 1979 for the MARINE-Recce version according tech order "TA-1401" with Side Oblique Camera (SOC) KS-87B, back to MFG 2 on March 29, 1979
1982 to Luftwaffenschleuse 11 for AN/ALE-40(N) Chaff/Flare countermeasure dispenser equipment according tech order "TA-1469"
withdrawn from use at LwSchleuse 11 on June 11, 1986; struck off charge order (AVA) June 11, 1986
MAP (Military Assistance Program) with 3.295 flight hours to Hellenic Air Force coded as "FG-6642" on August 11, 1986; operated by the 116.Pterix (Wing) at Araxos AB
recoded "RF-642" around 1984; last flight from 116 Combat Wing to 132 Combat Group (Agrinion HAF Detachment) on April 7, 1993 and withdrawn from use; stored at Agrinion AB as "6642"
in October 2017 last noted.

Project "Earl": 27 RF-104G from the ARGE-Italy for the 1.Staffel (Squadron) of MFG 2 at Eggebek with built-in AS.30 "Kormoran" anti-ship missile delivery wiring system.

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