F-104G 26+71 MFG 2

F-104G, construction number 683D-7417, company model 683-10-19, built by MBB
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd) & VFW; assembly start at MBB December 2, 1971 as attrition replacement aircraft
assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 7; first flight March 13, 1972 at MBB Manching
modification level "Neptun" as Fighterbomber (for German Navy) with "AS.30" and AS.34 "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 (Güteprüfsicherung, former BABw)
26+71 MFG 2 at Eggebek AB delivery date on May 9, 1972
crashed on April 17, 1974 at Friedrichskoog, the aircraft became uncontrollable during an Air Combat Maneuvering (ACM) mission,
the pilot ejected, but was killed upon parachute landing because his parachute was damaged; written off; struck off charge order (AVA) June 25, 1974.

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