F-104G 21+01 JaboG 32 taking off from RAF Gutersloh April 1974

RF-104G, construction number 683D-6622, model 683-04-10, built by FIAT (Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino)
manufactured by Italian Group (ARGE-Italien); RF-104G production in "Recce" photoreconnaissance version coded KC+133
first flight July 25, 1964 at FIAT (Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino) in Turin-Caselle; camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"
acceptance date September 8, 1964 by BABwFIAT; Luftwaffenversorgungsregiment 3 (LVR 3) on September 18, 1964 for modifications
EB+102 AG 52 at Leck AB delivery date on January 20, 1966 at Leck AB
21+01 IRAN at SABCA on April 26, 1968 with 491 flight hours, back to AG 52 on May 22, 1968
modified to Fighterbomber version in December 1970 at MBB; JaboG 32 on July 26, 1971
stored at Erding AB November 11, 1976 as attrition reserve, reactivated and assigned to JaboG 31 on November 2, 1978
April 25, 1983 to JaboG 32; withdrawn from use and stored at LwSchleuse 11 on November 14, 1983 with 3.042 flight hours
struck off charge order (AVA) December 13, 1983
to Turkish Air Force (TuAF serial number 64-6622) on February 21, 1984; coded “4-622” with 4.AJU 1987
coded  “8-622” with 8.AJU at Diyarbakir AB, special camouflage tests; storage Akhisar AB August 1992
withdrawn from use December 18, 1992 at Balikesir AB
coded “9-622” preserved Balikesir September 1993 first noted, May 1994 noted
preserved Balikesir AB "Hava Kuvvetleri Ust Kolleksion" (Base collection) in special experimental camouflage scheme; October 2016 last noted.

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