RF-104G 23+17 MFG 2 with Side Oblique Camera passing the Island Helgoland 1980

F-104G, construction number 683D-7201, company model 683-10-19, built by Messerschmitt (MTT)
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd); assembly by Messerschmitt-Manching starting November 24, 1964
assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 8; first flight March 4, 1965 coded KE+501
acceptance date by BABwMTT August 16, 1965; 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+244 MFG 2 at Eggebek AB delivery date on August 12, 1965
23+17 Navy camouflage scheme "Norm 76" according tech order "TA-196-3" in 1971; RF-104G modification at MBB on June 2, 1975, back to MFG 2 August 25, 1975
to MBB for the MARINE-Recce version according tech order "TA-1401" with Side Oblique Camera (SOC) KS-87B on November 16, 1978, back to MFG 2 on April 24, 1979
Luftwaffenschleuse 11 on May 31, 1983 for AN/ALE-40(N) Chaff/Flare countermeasure dispenser equipment according tech order "TA-1469", back to MFG 2 on July 19, 1983
withdrawn from use at LwSchleuse 11 on January 28, 1987 with 3.094 flight hours; struck off charge order (AVA) February 19, 1987
MAP (Military Assistance Program) to Hellenic Air Force on June 2, 1987 coded "FG-201" to 116.Pterix (Wing) at Araxos AB; coded "FG-7201" in 1990
last flight and withdrawn from use April 13, 1993 at 132 Combat Group (later HAF Detachment Agrinion); coded "FG-7201" stored Agrinion (dump) October 2017 last noted.

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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