RF-104G 21+27 MFG 2 "Vikings" at Greenham Common, UK in June 1979

RF-104G, construction number 683D-6688, 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 July 19, 1965 by FIAT at Turin-Caselle coded KC+161
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 September 17, 1965 by BABwFIAT
VB+222 MFG 2 at Eggebek AB delivery date on September 22, 1965
21+27 Navy camouflage scheme "Norm 76" according tech order "TA-196-3" in 1969; landing accident on May 17, 1971 at Eggebek AB
modified to MARINE-Recce version according tech order "TA-1401" with Side Oblique Camera (SOC) KS-87B on August 30, 1979 at MBB, back to MFG 2 on March 3, 1980
to Luftwaffenschleuse 11 on January 10, 1983 for AN/ALE-40(N) Chaff/Flare countermeasure dispenser equipment modification
according tech order "TA-1469", back to MFG 2 on February 24, 1983
crashed February 8, 1985 near island of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea during a sea Low Level Reconnaissance mission after a bird strike (seagull),
pilot ejected safely; struck off charge order (AVA) May 6, 1985.

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  Hans-Peter Jans