Photo of F-104G 21+08: picture wanted coded 21+08

F-104G 21+08 (no photo)

RF-104G, construction number 683D-6630, company model 683-04-10, built by FIAT (Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino)
manufactured by Italian Group (ARGE-Italien); production in Photoreconnaissance version "Recce" 
coded KC+141 first flight September 25, 1964 at FIAT, Turin-Caselle
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"; acceptance date October 31, 1964 by BABwFIAT
delivery date March 17, 1965 coded KC+141 to MFG 2 (Navy Wing 2) at Eggebek AB
under project "Earl" (for MFG 2) with "AS.30" and "Kormoran" anti-ship missile delivery system installed
(KC+141 was the 1st F-104 landing at Eggebek AB for MFG 2 flown by Kapitšnleutnant Karmann)
VB+202 for IRAN to Messerschmitt (MTT) on September 22, 1967, back to MFG 2 on March 12, 1968
21+08 crashed shortly after formation take-off from Eggebek AB near Silberstedt during formation exercises
in IMC at 1500 feet on May 21, 1968 while penetrating a cloud layer, reason could not be determined (possible spatial disorientation after vertigo)
pilot was killed; written off; struck off charge order (AVA) May 21, 1968.

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