RF-104G 23+18 MFG 2 passing the Island "Helgoland" 1983

F-104G, construction number 683D-7202, model 683-10-19, built by Messerschmitt
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd), assembly by Messerschmitt-Manching starting November 30, 1964
assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 8; first flight March 29, 1965 coded KE+502; acceptance date May 31, 1965 by BABwMTT
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+245 MFG 2 at Eggebek AB delivery date on June 3, 1965; MFG 1 on August 30, 1965; MFG 2 on December 4, 1967
23+18 Navy camouflage scheme "Norm 76" according tech order "TA-196-3" in 1970, IRAN at SABCA on April 13, 1971, back to MFG 2 on June 8, 1971
RF-104G modification at MBB on September 23, 1975, back to MFG 2 February 2, 1976
to MBB for the MARINE-Recce version according tech order "TA-1401" with Side Oblique Camera (SOC) KS-87B on July 24, 1978
Luftwaffenschleuse 11 on March 5, 1984 for AN/ALE-40(N) Chaff/Flare countermeasure dispenser equipment according tech order "TA-1469",
back to MFG 2 on May 10, 1984
crashed on July 10, 1984 during formation take-off at Eggebek AB, shortly after take-off the aircraft started rolling to the left,
pilot (US NAVY exchange pilot) could not stop the roll movement and ejected safely; struck off charge order (AVA) October 23, 1984.

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