F-104G 26+73 Marinefliegergeschwader 2 (MFG 2) getting ready for a Range mission during "Bulls Eye 1973"

F-104G, construction number 683D-7419, company model 683-10-19, built by MBB
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd) & VFW; assembly start by ARGE-Süd at MBB-Manching December 20, 1971
assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 7; manufactured as attrition replacement aircraft
modification level "Neptun" as Fighterbomber (for German Navy) with AS.30 "Kormoran" anti-ship missile delivery system; first flight March 13, 1972 at MBB
acceptance date April 19, 1972 by GPS-MBB; Navy camouflage scheme "Norm 76" according tech order "TA-196-3"
26+73 MFG 2 at Eggebek AB delivery date on April 25, 1972
crashed March 15, 1976 near Westerheversand north of St.Peter-Ording into the mudflats (Wattenmeer) of the North Sea
due to engine failure after a bird strike by a flock of geese (Gänseschwarm) at about 300 feet, pilot ejected safely, written off; struck off charge order (AVA) July 27, 1976.

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

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