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

F-104G, construction number 683D-7202, company model 683-10-19, built by Messerschmitt (MTT)
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" 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 at Schleswig-Jagel AB 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 Lieutenant Robert Hummel (US NAVY Capt exchange pilot) could not stop the roll movement and ejected safely; struck off charge order (AVA) October 23, 1984.

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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