F-104G 26+65 MFG 2 "Vikings" at RAF Mildenhall in May 1986

F-104G, construction number 683D-7411, model 683-10-19, built by MBB
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd) & VFW; assembly start start at MBB October 8, 1971 as attrition replacement aircraft
assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 6; first flight December 13, 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 May 9, 1972 by GPS-MBB
26+65 MFG 1 at Schleswig-Jagel AB delivery date on May 10, 1972; MFG 2 on August 3, 1981
March 29, 1983 to Luftwaffenschleuse 11 for AN/ALE-40(N) Chaff/Flare countermeasure dispenser equipment according tech order "TA-1469",
back to MFG 2 on May 4, 1983
"F-104 Farewell" flight in August 1986, when 4 German Navy Starfighter flow all the way to NAS Moffet Field, California USA
ErpSt 61 on February 4, 1987; withdrawn from use at LwSchleuse 11 on May 13,1987 with 2.241 flight hours
struck off charge order (AVA) February 21, 1989; BDRT airframe (GIA) at Buchel AB on September 7, 1996 last noted; likely scrapped.

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