F-104G 22+20 MFG 1 at Decimomannu AB, during Gunnery training 1977, zapped by the "silly looking fat cow" (of JaboG 36)

F-104G, construction number 683D-7093, company model 683-10-19, built by Messerschmitt (MTT)
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd); assembly in Fighterbomber version by Messerschmitt-Manching starting May 17, 1963 according contract lot 3
first flight August 13, 1963 coded KE+393; acceptance date by BABwMTT August 31, 1963
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; camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196" in 1963
LwVersRgt 3 at Manching AB on September 3, 1963 for modifications and upgrading
VA+113 MFG 1 at Schleswig-Jagel AB delivery date on December 3, 1963
22+20 heavily damaged in 1969; repaired by MBB on July 30, 1969 and on July 17, 1970 back to MFG 1
Navy camouflage scheme "Norm 76" according tech order "TA-196-3" in November 1971
instructional airframe (GIA) with MFlgLehrGrp Sylt in October 1981 (preservation according tech order "TA 1485"); airlifted to Manching AB with a "Transall" transporter
withdrawn from use at LwSchleuse 11 on May 29, 1985 with 2.098 flight hours; struck off charge order (AVA) January 30, 1985
MAP (Military Assistance Program) to Turkish Air Force (Türk Hava Kuvvetleri) without the Marine markings on August 20, 1985 (with TuAF serial number 63-7093)
noted coded 6-093 with 161 Filo of t 6.AJU at Bandirma AB; participated at Grazzanise AB in Dragon Hammer exercise the Turkish Air Force 161 Filo (6 AJU) based at Bandirma AB in April 1989
withdrawn from use and stored in 1990; CFE cut-up on August 18, 1995; scrapped.

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