TF-104G 27+79 MFG 2 taking off at RAF Fairford July 15, 1985

TF-104G, construction number 583F-5908, model 583-10-20, built by Lockheed
manufactured by Lockheed (ARGE-USA) and Messerschmitt (ARGE-Süd); parts (fuselage and wings) assembly according contract lot 2
ARGE-Süd parts airlifted to USA on April 5, 1965; Lockheed assembled coded KF+208
airlifted to Fokker (Avio Diepen) at Ypenburg AB, Netherlands on September 20, 1965 for reassembly
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"; acceptance date October 29, 1965
TB+261 MFG 2 at Eggebek AB delivery date on November 4, 1965; MFG 1 on May 23, 1966; coded TA+164 on August 24, 1967
27+79 Navy camouflage scheme "Norm 76" according tech order "TA-196-3" in October 1971 at Messerschmitt
participated in the Royal Flush exercise at Florennes from 13 to 21 June 1973; MFG 2 assigned on November 17, 1981
IRAN at MBB on November 17, 1981; to MFG 2 on April 28, 1982; LVR 1 September 1986-February 1987
withdrawn from use and stored LwSchleuse 11 at Manching AB on April 2, 1987 with 2.360 flight hours
struck off charge order (AVA) February 13, 1989; airlifted to Greece (Elliniki Vassiliki Aeroporia) on March 29, 1989 with a HAF C-130 transporter
operated coded as "TF-5908" at 116th Pteriga Araxos Air Base in 1989; withdrawn from use in April 1993 
preserved at a museum near the Technical School at Tatoi-Dekelia, Athens 2000; noted November 2004 
at Hellenic AF Museum Tatoi AB, Athens outside on apron behind museum hangar September 17, 2005 noted
October 19, 2008 noted; "FG-5908" November 2015 last noted.

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