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

F-104G, construction number 683D-7415, company model 683-10-19, built by MBB
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd) & VFW; assembly start in Fighterbomber version 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 at Eggebek AB 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 being used by LVR 1 with MFG 2 markings in September 1986
LVR 1 "F-104 Kommando" at Erding AB on January 21, 1987; WTD 61 (Wehrtechnische Dienststelle der Bundeswehr 61, a Test Unit) at Manching AB 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withdrawn from use at LwSchleuse 11 on May 26, 1987 with 2.258 flight hours; struck off charge order (AVA) September 1, 1988
MAP (Military Assistance Program) to Hellenic Air Force coded "FG-415" on September 15, 1988 to 116.Pterix (Wing) at Araxos AB
withdrawn from use at KEA Hellinikon in May 1993; instructional airframe (GIA) at Tatoi Technical School from November 1993 until 1994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 November 1993
at Tatoi AB preserved outside the hanger coded with code "7415" in September 2005 noted; August 2017 noted
April 2018 with white radome and faded serials/markings last noted; stored at HAF Museum in August 2018 noted; April 1, 2022 noted; April 2023 last noted.

"Neptun" 36 F-104G Fighterbomber for the Navy with built-in AS.30 "Kormoran" anti-ship missile delivery wiring system.

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