F-104G 22+12 Marinefliegergeschwader 1 (MFG 1) 1980

F-104G, construction number 683D-7082, model 683-10-19, built by Messerschmitt (MTT)
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd); assembly by Messerschmitt-Manching starting February 11, 1963
assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 3; first flight July 16, 1963
acceptance date by BABwMTT on August 26, 1963 coded KE+382
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; camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"
LwVersRgt 3 on August 29, 1963 for modifications
VA+102 MFG 1 at Schleswig-Jagel AB delivery date on April 17, 1964
22+12 Navy camouflage scheme "Norm 76" according tech order "TA-196-3" in June 1969
stored LwSchleuse 11 on October 22, 1981 with 2.436 flight hours; stored in airworthy condition as attrition reserve aircraft
withdrawn from use LwVersRgt 1 on August 4, 1983; struck off charge order (AVA) August 22, 1983
to Hellenic Air Force October 26, 1983 to 336 Mira of 116. Pterix (Wing) at Araxos AB coded "FG-082"
crashed on September 3, 1992 after a midair collision at Iteno Ilias close to Andravida AB with construction number 6664
pilot ejected safely (MB seat); written off.

The two F-104s crossed in the air with two F-4Es that had taken off from the Andravida airport. In their efforts to avoid a conflict,
the two pilots of 336 Squadron were ordered by the leader to bail out; they used their parachutes and landed without injury,
the two aircrafts collided in the air and crashed.

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