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

F-104G, construction number 683D-7201, 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 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+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back to MFG 2 on July 19, 1983; withdrawn from use at LwSchleuse 11 on January 28, 1987 with 3.094 flight hours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
to Hellenic Air Force on June 2, 1987 coded "FG-201" to 116.Pterix (Wing) at Araxos AB; coded "FG-7201" in 1990
withdrawn from use 1993; noted stored at Agrinion AB April 1996; stored Agrinion AB September 2005; November 2017 last noted.

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