F-104G 22+17 MFG 1 dropping a practice "slick" bomb 1972

F-104G, construction number 683D-7088, company model 683-10-19, built by Messerschmitt (MTT)
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd); assembly by Messerschmitt-Manching starting April 24, 1963; assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 3
first flight August 3, 1963 coded KE+388; acceptance date by BABwMTT September 13, 1963; camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"
construction level "Zeus" as Fighterbomber (for MFG 1) with long range tanks installed, "AS.30" anti-ship missile wiring system
and Vulcan M61 20 mm machine gun as loose part; LwVersRgt 3 (LVR 3) at Manching AB on September 16, 1963 for modifications
VA+108 MFG 1 at Schleswig-Jagel AB delivery date on May 6, 1964
22+17 code change start on November 13, 1967; Navy camouflage scheme "Norm 76" according tech order "TA-196-3" in June 1969
stored in airworthy condition as attrition reserve aircraft at LwSchleuse 11 on October 22, 1981 with 2.488 flight hours
withdrawn from use LwVersRgt 1 on August 4, 1983; struck off charge order(AVA) March 22, 1984
MAP (Military Assistance Program) to Hellenic Air Force July 10, 1984 and stored; 1988 operational coded "FG-088" with 335 Mira of 116 Pterix at Araxos AB
last flight and withdrawn from use on March 2, 1983; November 1998 132 CG (later HAF Detachment Agrinion)
March 29, 1999 approved to move to Maleme airfield; displayed at Maleme AP, Crete (15 km west of Chania) as Gate Guard
coded FG-088 in November 1999 first noted; June 27, 2006 noted; displayed on apron with aircraft selection in Memorial Lane 2008 noted; July 2022 last noted.

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