F-104G 26+61 MFG 2 "Vikings" at Ramstein Open House June 1985

F-104G, construction number 683D-7407, model 683-10-19, built by MBB (Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm)
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd) & VFW; assembly start September 7, 1971 as attrition replacement aircraft
assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 5; first flight November 3, 1971 at MBB-Manching
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"; acceptance date December 22, 1971 by GPS-MBB
26+61 MFG 2 at Eggebek AB delivery date on January 27, 1972
October 10, 1982 to Luftwaffenschleuse 11 for AN/ALE-40(N) Chaff/Flare countermeasure dispenser equipment
according tech order "TA-1469", back to MFG 2 on December 8, 1982
withdrawn from use and stored at LwSchleuse 11 on February 6, 1986 with 2.001 flight hours
struck off charge order (AVA) February 21, 1989; BDRT training airframe (GIA) at Memmingen AB July 20, 1992
noted at Hermeskeil museum in 1997 wearing MFG color scheme and tail missing
stored behind car parking area at Hermeskeil museum, nose missing 2003
stored Flugausstellung L.+P.Junior, Hermeskeil, no marks, Lizard camouflage scheme 2005; stored April 2018 last noted.

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