F-104G 26+55 MFG 2 in August 1978, zapped by 43 squadron of RAF

F-104G, construction number 683D-7401, model 683-10-19, built by MBB (Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm)
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd) & VFW; assembly start July 7, 1971 as attrition replacement aircraft
assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 4; first flight October 5, 1971 at MBB; acceptance date December 22, 1971 by GPS-MBB
modification level "Neptun" as Fighterbomber (for German Navy) with AS.30 and "Kormoran" anti-ship missile delivery system
Navy camouflage scheme "Norm 76" according tech order "TA-196-3"
26+55 MFG 2 at Eggebek AB delivery date on January 27, 1972
crashed November 3, 1982 into Kattegat near Laesoe Rende, Denmark after engine failure due to a compressor stall of unknown reason 
after a simulated attack on a lighthouse, pilot ejected safely; struck off charge order (AVA) February 15, 1983.

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