F-104G 21+85 WTD 61 Manching (EDSI) taking off from RAF Fairford after the RIAT (Royal International Air Tattoo) 1985

F-104G, construction number 683D-7054, company model 683-10-19, built by Messerschmitt (MTT)
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd); assembly start at Messerschmitt-Manching on September 25, 1962
assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 2; first flight May 21, 1963 coded KE+354 in Silver-finish colors; acceptance date by BABwMTT June 24, 1963
project "Loreley" as Fighterbomber (for JaboG 33) with Vulcan M61 20 mm machine gun installed and long range tanks as loose parts; planned code DC+118 was not used
KE+354 ErpSt 61 (Erprobungsstelle 61) at Manching AB delivery date on June 24, 1963; deployed to Istres, France from 1963-1966
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196" in 1966
21+85 WTD 61 (Wehrtechnische Dienststelle 61) at Manching AB until 1985; withdrawn from use and stored at LwSchleuse 11 on August 6, 1985; struck off charge order (AVA) November 28, 1985
airlifted to Turkish Air Force (TuAF serial number 63-7054) with 1.351 flight hours on March 20, 1986; MAP (Military Assistance Program) for spare parts use only (no code); scrapped.

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