F-104G 25+09 JaboG 33 landing at RAFG Wildenrath in June 1978

RF-104G, construction number 683D-8270, company model 683-04-10, built by Fokker
manufactured by North Group (ARGE-Nord); coded KG+370 first flight May 29, 1964 at Fokker-Schiphol
RF-104G photoreconnaissance version modification at Weserflug in June 1964 with project "Bacchus II" (for 522 squadron of AG 52)
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"; back to Fokker July 16, 1964; acceptance date September 8, 1964 by BABw Fokker (RNAF-MTA)
LVR 3 (Luftwaffenversorgungsregiment 3) at Manching AB on November 10, 1964 for technical upgrading
EB+253 AG 52 at Leck AB delivery date on February 2, 1965
25+09 code change start on November 13, 1967; at Tiger Meet at RAF Woodbridge in August 1969; modified to Fighterbomber version F-104G in July 1971
JaboG 36 at Hopsten AB on May 4, 1972; JaboG 33 at Buchel AB on September 18, 1974; several detachments at Decimomannu AB from 1977 to 1979
EL-70/EL-73 Electronic Counter Measure (ECM) system was installed in the weapon system in the late 70s with tech order "TA-FL1191"
withdrawn from use and stored at LwSchleuse 11 at Erding AB on March 8, 1985 with 3.223 flight hours; struck off charge order (AVA) June 4, 1986
MAP (Military Assistance Program) to Turkish Air Force (Türk Hava Kuvvetleri) on August 5, 1986 (TuAF serial number 64-8270)
crashed with 162 Filo of 6.AJU coded "6-270" at Bandirma AB on August 21, 1987; written off
It crashed at or near homebase Bandirma due to an unknown cause, the pilot was ok.

Project "Bacchus II": 21 RF-104G from the ARGE-Nord, which were converted to RF-104G for the 2.Staffel (Squadron) of AG 52 at Leck AB

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