RF-104G 21+32 MFG 2 with "Side Oblique Camera" installed

RF-104G, construction number 683D-6693, 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 27, 1965 coded KC+166 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 December 2, 1965 by BABwFIAT
VB+227 MFG 2 at Eggebek AB delivery date December 2, 1965
21+32 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 February 22, 1979 at MBB, back to MFG 2 on August 27, 1979
to Luftwaffenschleuse 11 on July 13, 1982 for AN/ALE-40(N) Chaff/Flare countermeasure dispenser equipment according tech order "TA-1469",
back to MFG 2 on August 20, 1982; May 5, 1987 to LVR 1 TechnGrp 11 "F-104 Kommando" at Erding AB
withdrawn from use at LwSchleuse 11 in 1988 with 3.071 flight hours; struck off charge order (AVA) January 4, 1988
MAP (Military Assistance Program) to Hellenic Air Force April 26, 1988 and stored; 1990 with 335 Mira of 116.Pterix at Araxos AB coded as "FG-6693"
last flight and withdrawn from use April 6, 1993 at 132 Combat Group (HAF Detachment Agrinion); to 116 Combat Wing at Araxos AB in October 2015; stored September 2017 last noted.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  Peter Doll