RF-104G 21+12 at MFlgLehrGrp in Westerland/Sylt in 1971

RF-104G, construction number 683D-6661, company model 683-04-10, built by FIAT (Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino)
manufactured by Italian Group (ARGE-Italien); RF-104G production in Photoreconnaissance version
first flight February 17, 1965 coded KC+146 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 May 24, 1965
VB+207 MFG 2 at Eggebek AB delivery date on May 26, 1965
21+12 heavily damaged on June 2, 1970 during landing at Eggebek AB with broken main landing gear after loosing control due to loss of nose gear steering, pilot was ok
damage beyond repair (DBR) and withdrawn from use and instructional airframe (GIA) at MFlgLehrGrp Westerland/Sylt in 1971
struck off charge order (AVA) April 7, 1971; on pole at "Ebke Riege" barracks in Wilhelmshaven 1982
21+12 preserved Neubrandenburg AB, Luftwaffe camouflage scheme, seen there September 30, 1998
August 2006 noted on pole as Gate Guard; noted 2007 preserved inside a hangar at Neubrandenburg AB, Mai 2009 stored at Neubrandenburg; October 2012 last noted
June 7, 2014 preserved (stored) Zehdenick, 50 km N of Berlin, Germany first noted; display on pole in November 2018 first noted; October 2023 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.

copyright  Frank Matthes