RF-104G 21+15 MFG 2 over the volcanic island Stromboli in Italy

RF-104G, construction number 683D-6664, model 683-04-10, built by FIAT (Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino)
manufactured by Italian Group (ARGE-Italien); RF-104G KC+149 first flight March 6, 1965 at FIAT, Turin-Caselle
project "Earl" (for MFG 2) as RF-104G with AS.30 and "Kormoran" anti-ship missile delivery system installed
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"; acceptance date April 4, 1965 by BABwFIAT
VB+210 MFG 2 (Navy Wing 2) at Eggebek AB delivery date on May 6, 1965
21+15 Navy camouflage scheme "Norm 76" according tech order "TA-196-3" in 1971
to MBB for the MARINE-Recce version according tech order "TA-1401" with Side Oblique Camera (SOC) KS-87B on January 29, 1979, back to MFG 2 on March 23, 1979
November 28, 1983 to Luftwaffenschleuse 11 for AN/ALE-40(N) Chaff/Flare countermeasure dispenser equipment according tech order "TA-1469"
back to MFG 2 on January 31, 1984; withdrawn from use and stored at LwSchleuse 11 on August 20, 1986 with 3.408 flight hours; struck off charge order (AVA) January 19, 1987
to Hellenic Air Force on February 25, 1987 coded as "FG-6664" to 116 Pterix (Wing) for 335 Mira (Squadron)
crashed on September 3, 1992 after a midair collision at Iteno Ilias close to Andravida AB with construction number 7082, pilot ejected safely
written off; wreck seen at Araxos AB in April 2000; no further information.

copyright  Axel Ostermann