RF-104G 23+16 Marinefliegergeschwader 2 (MFG 2) 1983

F-104G, construction number 683D-7200, company model 683-10-19, built by Messerschmitt (MTT)
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd); assembly by Messerschmitt-Manching starting November 18, 1964
assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 8; first flight March 29, 1965 coded KE+500
acceptance date August 25, 1965 by BABwMTT; modification level "Prince" as Fighterbomber (for MFG 2) with "AS.30" anti-ship missile delivery system, 
Sidewinder missile launch rails and long range tanks; camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"
VB+243 MFG 2 at Eggebek AB delivery date on September 1, 1965
23+16 Navy camouflage scheme "Norm 76" according tech order "TA-196-3" in 1972; RF-104G modification at MBB on April 21, 1975,
back to MFG 2 October 9, 1975; to MBB for the MARINE-Recce version according tech order "TA-1401" with Side Oblique Camera (SOC) KS-87B on October 13, 1978, 
back to MFG 2 on March 12, 1979; September 7, 1983 to Luftwaffenschleuse 11 for AN/ALE-40(N) Chaff/Flare countermeasure dispenser equipment according tech order "TA-1469", 
back to MFG 2 on November 3, 1983; crashed October 17, 1984 near the island Aeroe, Denmark during a Navy support mission, simulating a hostile aircraft,
the F-104 Starfighter hit the mast of the German Navy speedboat (class 134A), pilot was killed; struck off charge order (AVA) March 18, 1985.

Project "Prince": 25 Fighterbomber for the 2. Staffel (Squadron) of MFG 2 at Eggebek with built-in Vulcan M61 20 mm machine gun, 
AS.30 "Kormoran" anti-ship missile delivery wiring system, long-distance tanks and Sidewinder launchers as loose equipment.

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