RF-104G 21+30 MFG 2 landing at Aviano AB, Italy 1984

RF-104G, construction number 683D-6691, 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 coded KC+164 by FIAT at 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 November 25, 1965 by BABwFIAT
VB+225 MFG 2 at Eggebek AB delivery date on November 25, 1965
21+30 Navy camouflage scheme "Norm 76" according tech order "TA-196-3" in 1969
modified to MARINE-Recce version according tech order "TA-1401" with Side Oblique Camera (SOC) KS-87B on November 13, 1978, back to MFG 2 on December 22, 1978
Luftwaffenschleuse 11 on January 25, 1984 for AN/ALE-40(N) Chaff/Flare countermeasure dispenser equipment according tech order "TA-1469",
back to MFG 2 on February 15, 1984; withdrawn from use at LwSchleuse 11 on January 30, 1985 with 2.887 flight hours; struck off charge order (AVA) March 19, 1985
MAP (Military Assistance Program) to Hellenic Air Force April 11, 1985 and stored; 1989 operational with 335 Mira (Squadron) of 116.Pterix (Wing) at Araxos AB coded as "FG-691"
last flight from 116 Combat Wing to Hellenic Aerospace Industries, (HAI) on April 14, 1992 and withdrawn from use
preserved coded as "RF-691" at Tanagra AB as gate guard in Silver-finish colors in April 1996; September 18, 2005 noted
coded "RF-691" September 2021 (weathered) noted; November 2022 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