RF-104G 21+31 MFG 2 at Soesterberg AB

RF-104G, construction number 683D-6692, 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 August 10, 1965 by FIAT at Turin-Caselle coded KC+165
project "Earl" (for MFG 2) as RF-104G with "AS.30" and AS.34 "Kormoran" anti-ship missile delivery system installed
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"; acceptance date November 27, 1965 by BABwFIAT
VB+226 MFG 2 at Eggebek AB delivery date on November 27, 1965
21+31 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 April 27, 1979, back to MFG 2 on June 21, 1979
to Luftwaffenschleuse 11 on November 11, 1982 for AN/ALE-40(N) Chaff/Flare countermeasure dispenser equipment according tech order "TA-1469", back to MFG 2 on December 17, 1982
withdrawn from use at LwSchleuse 11 on April 29, 1986 with 3.239 flight hours; struck off charge order (AVA) June 11, 1986
MAP (Military Assistance Program) to Hellenic Air Force on June 24, 1986 to 335 Mira of 116.Pterix (Wing) at Araxos AB coded “FG-6692”
withdrawn from use 1993 and stored at Larissa AB in 1993; Larissa AB museum (Lost Aviators Memorial area) 1998 first noted; November 2018 last noted.

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