F-104G "FG-424", ex 26+78 preserved in city Tripoli, Greece 2007

F-104G, construction number 683D-7424, company model 683-10-19, built by MBB
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd) & VFW; assembled by MBB-Manching starting February 9, 1972
manufactured as attrition replacement aircraft, assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 8
first flight April 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+78 acceptance date May 31, 1972 by GPS-MBB; MFG 1 at Schleswig-Jagel AB delivery date on June 7, 1972
MFG 2 at  Eggebek AB on September 24, 1980
May 19, 1983 to Luftwaffenschleuse 11 for AN/ALE-40(N) Chaff/Flare countermeasure dispenser equipment
according tech order "TA-1469", back to MFG 2 on July 17, 1983
withdrawn from use at LwSchleuse 11 on May 5, 1987 and stored; struck off charge order (AVA) January 5, 1988
MAP (Military Assistance Program) to Hellenic Air Force on December 16, 1987 with 2.382 flight hours
operated by the 335 Mira (Squadron) of 116 Pterix (Wing) at Araxos AB coded "FG-7424"
last flight from 116 Combat Wing to 132 Combat Group (Agrinion HAF Detachment) on April 7, 1993; withdrawn from use on July 20, 1993
July 7, 2005 it was transported to KEA Hellinikon for maintenance
preserved coded FG-424 in the town of Tripolis in a Silver color scheme, November 2007 first noted
taken down and returned to the Airbase on January 25, 2012; stored on Tripolis Airbase November 10, 2013 noted in a grass field
November 9, 2013 it was visited by a delegation from the Air Force Museum (Tatoi) to check if the aircraft was good enough for a new future
moved to nearby 124 Basic Training Wing in Tripoli
TLC and paint were done in 124 Wing by a team of dedicated volunteers in the period 2018-2019 in a Mirage 2000 style color scheme
the revealing was done on April 12, 2019, being a part of the Monument of Fallen Arcadian Aviators, erected inside 124 Wing
March 2021 last noted.

copyright © Peitzmeier archive

Google: removed !