RF-104G 23+11 Marinefliegergeschwader 2 (MFG 2) at Leeuwarden AB, Netherlands 1976

F-104G, construction number 683D-7194, model 683-10-19, built by Messerschmitt
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd); assembly by Messerschmitt-Manching starting October 15, 1964
assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 7; first flight February 2, 1965 coded KE+494
acceptance date by BABwMTT April 13, 1965
modification level "Prince" as Fighterbomber (for MFG 2) with AS.30 and "Kormoran" anti-ship missile delivery system,
Sidewinder missile launch rails and long range tanks; camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"
VB+237 MFG 2 at Eggebek AB delivery date on April 30, 1965; MFG 1 on August 26, 1965
23+11 MFG 2 on September 22, 1967; Navy camouflage scheme "Norm 76" according tech order "TA-196-3" in 1970
RF-104G modification at MBB on April 29, 1975, back to MFG 2 September 8, 1975
crashed on December 7, 1978 west of Schleswig during the approach into Eggebek AB due to engine failure after a bird strike (flock of ducks)
pilot ejected safely; struck off charge order (AVA) September 16, 1979.

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