RF-104G 21+25 Marinefliegergeschwader 2 (MFG 2) landing at RAF Lossiemouth in June 1976

RF-104G, construction number 683D-6686, company model 683-04-10, built by FIAT (Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino)
manufactured by Italian Group (ARGE-Italien); RF-104G production in Photoreconnaissance version; first flight June 11, 1965 by FIAT at Turin-Caselle
project "Earl" (for MFG 2) as RF-104G with AS.30 "Kormoran" anti-ship missile delivery system installed
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"; acceptance date KC+159 October 16, 1965 by BABwFIAT
VB+220 MFG 2 at Eggebek AB delivery date on November 5, 1965
21+25 Navy camouflage scheme "Norm 76" according tech order "TA-196-3" in 1969; ErpSt 61 on August 13, 1974; back to MFG 2 on April 29, 1975
modified to MARINE-Recce version according tech oreder "TA-1401" with Side Oblique Camera (SOC) KS-87B on May 21, 1979, back to MFG 2 on November 23, 1979
withdrawn from use August 10, 1984 at Eggebek AB; struck off charge order (AVA) August 10, 1984
BDRT airframe (GIA) at Eggebek AB August 23, 1984; scrapped 1992; at Nord Schrott, a scrap dealer, in November 1994
coded as "21+25" on pole at Nord Schrott, a scrap dealer close to Schaeferhausen (EDXF), a suburb of Flensburg in 1999; August 2010 noted (very bad state !); June 2023 noted.

Project "Earl": 27 RF-104G from the ARGE-Italy for the 1.Staffel (Squadron) of MFG 2 at Eggebek with built-in AS.30 "Kormoran" anti-ship missile delivery wiring system.

copyright  Don Gilham