RF-104G EA+241 Aufklärungsgeschwader 51 (AG 51)

RF-104G, construction number 683D-8153, company model 683-04-10, built by Fokker
manufactured by North Group (ARGE-Nord); first flight September 13, 1963 coded KG+253 at Fokker-Schiphol
to Avio Diepen September 13, 1963 for RF-104G photoreconnaissance version modifications according project "Bacchus" (for AG 51)
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"; acceptance date by BABwFokker (RNAF-MTA) December 6, 1963
EA+241 AG 51 "Immelmann" at Ingolstadt-Manching AB delivery date on February 20, 1964; AG 51 relocated to Bremgarten AB in 1969
24+13 Royal Flush at Deelen AB 6 till 15 May 1970; AG 52 at Leck AB on September 30, 1970
to MBB and modified to Fighterbomber version F-104G in March 1971; JaboG 34 on August 30, 1971
withdrawn from use and stored at TechnGrp 11 on August 17, 1983 with 3.195 flight hours; struck off charge order (AVA) August 22, 1983
January 20, 1984 MAP (Military Assistance Program) delivered to the Turkish Air Force (TuAF serial number 63-8153); operated by the 161 Filo of 6.AJU 1984-July 1984 coded "6-153"
crashed near Izmit on July 19, 1984 with 161 Filo of 6.AJU (Wing) at Bandirma AB; pilot ejected but died later in the hospital; the aircraft hit a hill in the east of a radar at Izmit; written off.

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