F-104G 26+63 MFG 2 passing drilling rigs in the North Sea

F-104G, construction number 683D-7409, model 683-10-19, built by MBB (Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm)
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd) & VFW; assembly start September 22, 1971 as attrition replacement aircraft
assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 5; first flight November 22, 1971 at 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"; acceptance date April 28, 1972 by GPS-MBB
26+63 MFG 1 at Schleswig-Jagel AB delivery date on May 4, 1972; MFlgLehrGrp Sylt on February 8, 1977; MFG 1 on August 3, 1979
MFG 2 at Eggebek AB September 23, 1981
Luftwaffenschleuse 11 for AN/ALE-40(N) Chaff/Flare countermeasure dispenser equipment according tech order "TA-1469" on July 19, 1983,
back to MFG 2 on September 6, 1983
"Vikings" with a colorful paint scheme, symbolizing the colors of Schleswig-Holstein for the F-104 Farewell on September 11, 1986
stored in Navy camouflage scheme "TA-196-3" at LwSchleuse 11 with 2.052 flight hours November 26, 1986
struck off charge order (AVA) February 24, 1988
to Hellenic Air Force on April 27, 1988 and stored at Athens; coded "FG-7409" for 116.Pterix (Wing) at Araxos AB in 1992
withdrawn from use in 1993; stored Agrinion AB (LGAG) April 1996; stored at Agrinion AB in 2001; at Agrinion AB November 2014 last noted.

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