F-104G 26+83 MFG 2 "Vikings" at Sion AB, Switzerland, during the Sion Air Meeting June 1986

F-104G, construction number 683D-7429, company model 683-10-19, built by MBB
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd) & VFW; assembled by MBB-Manching starting March 29, 1972 as attrition replacement aircraft
assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 9; first flight June 7, 1972 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 July 11, 1972 by GPS-MBB
26+83 MFG 1 at Schleswig-Jagel AB delivery date on July 9, 1972; MFG 2 at Eggebek AB on September 24, 1980;
Luftwaffenschleuse 11 added an AN/ALE-40(N) Chaff/Flare countermeasure dispenser equipment according tech order "TA-1469" on February 13, 1984,
back to MFG 2 on April 5, 1984; TechnGrp 11 of LVR 1 "F-104 Kommando" at Erding AB on October 31, 1986
withdrawn from use and stored at LwSchleuse 11 on May 5, 1987; preservation according tech order "TA 1485"; struck off charge order (AVA) on February 10, 1989
to Hellenic Air Force on April 20, 1989 with 2.181 flight hours for spare part use (ferry with Greek C-130), but used by 116.Pterix at Araxos AB coded "FG-7429" in 1990
withdrawn from use May 28, 1992 and last flight from 116 Combat Wing to 132 Combat Group at Agrinion AB (HAF Detachment); stored October 2017 last noted.

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