F-104G 22+11 MFG 1 landing at Soesterberg AB, Netherlands

F-104G, construction number 683D-7081, model 683-10-19, built by Messerschmitt
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd); assembly by Messerschmitt-Manching starting February 6, 1963
assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 3; first flight June 18, 1963
acceptance date by BABwMTT on June 28, 1963 coded KE+381 in Silver finish colors
construction level "Zeus" as Fighterbomber (for MFG 1) with long range tanks installed, AS.30 and "Kormoran" wiring system and 
Vulcan M61 20 mm machine gun as loose part; LwVersRgt 3 (Luftwaffenversorgungsregiment 3) on July 2, 1963 for modifications
VA+101 MFG 1 at Schleswig-Jagel AB delivery date on March 13, 1964; SABCA for IRAN June 23, 1965 with 158 hours,
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"; back to MFG 1 on June 21, 1966
22+11 Navy camouflage scheme "Norm 76" according tech order "TA-196-3" in 1972
instructional airframe (GIA) at MFlgLehrGrp Sylt on February 14, 1979; back to MFG 1 on August 7, 1980
instructional airframe (GIA) at MFlgLehrGrp Sylt on October 16, 1981; stored in airworthy condition as attrition reserve aircraft 
according tech order "TA-1485"; airlifted to Manching AB with Transall transport aircraft on April 24, 1985
withdrawn from use at LwSchleuse 11 on April 24, 1985 with 2.263 flight hours; struck off charge order (AVA) October 30, 1985
to Turkish Air Force (Türk Hava Kuvvetleri) August 20, 1985 (with TuAF serial number 63-7081)
coded "6-081" with 6.AJU in August 1989; 193 Filo of 9.AJU in 1992
withdrawn from use at unknown date; 8.AJU stored Diyarbakir AB April 1994 noted; dump Diyarbakir October 2001 last noted; scrapped.

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