F-104G 26+69 MFG 2 returning from a gunnery mission 1985 (note the empty practice bomb rack)

F-104G, construction number 683D-7415, model 683-10-19, built by MBB
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd) & VFW; assembly start November 11, 1971 at MBB-Manching according contract lot 7
manufactured as attrition replacement aircraft with project "Neptun" as Fighterbomber with AS.30 "Kormoran" Anti-ship missile system
first flight February 7, 1972 at MBB-Manching; Navy camouflage scheme "Norm 76" according tech order "TA-196-3"
acceptance date May 17, 1972 by GPS-MBB 
26+69 MFG 1 at Schleswig-Jagel AB delivery date on March 20, 1972; Bulls Eye competition at Sola AB, Norway August 24, till September 4, 1975
MFG 2 on September 10, 1981 
August 6, 1982 to Luftwaffenschleuse 11 for AN/ALE-40(N) Chaff/Flare countermeasure dispenser equipment according tech order "TA-1469"
back to MFG 2 on September 24, 1982; seen used by LVR 1 with MFG 2 markings in September 1986
LVR 1 "F-104 Kommando" on January 21, 1987; WTD 61 on May 21, 1987
withdrawn from use at LwSchleuse 11 on May 26, 1987 with 2.258 flight hours; struck off charge order (AVA) September 1, 1988
to Hellenic Air Force coded "FG-415" on September 15, 1988 to 116.Pterix (Wing) at Araxos AB; withdrawn from use at Araxos in March 1993
instructional airframe (GIA) at Tatoi Technical School from November 1993 until 1994
coded "FG-415" preserved at Hellenic AF Museum (Helliniki Aeroporia Moussio), Tatoi AB (LGTT) in April 1996, noted November 2004
at Tatoi AB with tail code "7415" only preserved outside the hanger September 17, 2005 noted; November 2014 last noted.

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