RF-104G 21+26 of MFG 2 (Marinefliegerregiment 2) landing at Aviano AB, Italy

RF-104G, construction number 683D-6687, 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 June 23, 1965 by FIAT at Turin-Caselle coded KC+160
project "Earl" (for MFG 2) as RF-104G with AS.30 "Kormoran" anti-ship missile delivery system installed
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"; acceptance date August 31, 1965 by BABwFIAT
VB+221 MFG 2 at Eggebek AB delivery date on September 6, 1965
21+26 Navy camouflage scheme "Norm 76" according tech order "TA-196-3" in 1972
modified to MARINE-Recce version according tech order "TA-1401" with Side Oblique Camera (SOC) KS-87B on June 12, 1979 at MBB,
back to MFG 2 on November 8, 1979; "Best Focus" exercise at Eggebek AB 30 May till 7 June 1980
to Luftwaffenschleuse 11 on February 9, 1983 for AN/ALE-40(N) Chaff/Flare countermeasure dispenser equipment modification
according tech order "TA-1469"; back to MFG 2 on March 15, 1983; LVR 1 "F-104 Kommando" in August 1986
withdrawn from use and stored at LwSchleuse 11 on December 10, 1986 with 3.039 flight hours and stored in airworthy condition as attrition reserve aircraft
struck off charge order (AVA) February 21, 1989; BDRT reserve airframe at Fassberg AB June 26, 1989 for TSLw 3
cockpit private owned by Matthias Wessels, Ahaus in December 1993 via VEBEG; December 5, 2006 noted at Gronau; March 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  Sergio Gava

RF-104G 21+26 MFG 2 at Manching with a special camera pod (KP 1)