F-104G 26+90 MFG 2 landing at Aviano AB, Italy

F-104G, construction number 683D-7436, company model 683-10-19, built by MBB (Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm) - last German built F-104 
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd) & VFW; assembled by MBB-Manching starting June 22, 1972
manufactured as attrition replacement aircraft; assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 10; first flight December 5, 1972 at MBB
construction 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 December 22 1972 by GPS-MBB
26+90 MFG 2 at Eggebek AB delivery date January 19, 1973; March 1984 to TechnGrp 11 for AN/ALE-40(N) Chaff/Flare countermeasure dispenser equipment according tech order "TA-1469"
back to MFG 2 on May 25, 1984; LVR 1 "F-104 Kommando" at Erding AB on May 3, 1985
withdrawn from use on September 3, 1985 with 2.051 flight hours at LwSchleuse 11; struck off charge order (AVA) November 26, 1985
MAP (Military Assistance Program) to Turkish Air Force (TuAF serial 71-7436) October 22, 1985; coded "6-436" with 6.AJU at Bandirma AB on October 23, 1985
withdrawn from use on May 25, 1990 and stored at Eskisehir AB; CFE cut-up after August 1993; scrapped.

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