RF-104G 21+20 MFG 2 at Manching AB on a test flight after a periodic inspection in March 1978

RF-104G, construction number 683D-6675, 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 May 5, 1965 coded as KC+154 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 July 7, 1965
VB+215 MFG 2 (Navy Wing 2) at Eggebek AB delivery date on July 19, 1965
21+20 Navy camouflage scheme "Norm 76" according tech order "TA-196-3" in 1972
crashed on August 18, 1978 about 5 NM east of Helgoland due to engine failure after a bird strike; pilot ejected safely
written off; struck off charge order (AVA) January 15, 1979.

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  Heribert Mennen