F-104G 26+85 MFG 1 as "Dart tow" during Air/Air gunnery at Decimomannu AB, Italy in December 1977

F-104G, construction number 683D-7431, model 683-10-19, built by MBB
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd) & VFW; assembled by MBB-Manching starting April 25, 1972
manufactured as attrition replacement aircraft, assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 10
first flight July 20, 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"
26+85 acceptance date October 13, 1972 by GPS-MBB
MFG 1 at Schleswig-Jagel AB delivery date on October 16, 1972; MFG 2 on October 29, 1981
withdrawn from use at LwSchleuse 11 on March 11, 1985; struck off charge order (AVA) January 30, 1985
to Turkish Air Force (THK serial 71-7431) May 15, 1985 with 2.037 flight hours
coded "6-431" with 6.AJU Bandirma AB; 1990 scrapped.

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