F-104G KE+494 Messerschmitt factory at Manching AB 1965

F-104G, construction number 683D-7194, company model 683-10-19, built by Messerschmitt (MTT)
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd); assembly by Messerschmitt-Manching starting October 15, 1964
assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 7; first flight February 2, 1965 coded KE+494; acceptance date by BABwMTT April 13, 1965
modification level "Prince" as Fighterbomber (for MFG 2) with AS.30 and "Kormoran" anti ship missile delivery system,
Sidewinder missile launch rails and long range tanks; camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"
VB+237 MFG 2 at Eggebek AB delivery date on April 30, 1965; MFG 1 at Schleswig-Jagel AB on August 26, 1965
23+11 MFG 2 on September 22, 1967; Navy camouflage scheme "Norm 76" according tech order "TA-196-3" in 1970
RF-104G modification at MBB on April 29, 1975, back to MFG 2 September 8, 1975
crashed on December 7, 1978 west of Schleswig during the approach into Eggebek AB due to engine failure after a bird strike (flock of ducks), pilot ejected safely
struck off charge order (AVA) September 16, 1979.

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