F-104G 22+22 MFG 1 returning from a Gunnery flight at Jagel AB 1974

F-104G, construction number 683D-7097, model 683-10-19, built by Messerschmitt (MTT)
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd); assembly by Messerschmitt-Manching starting June 5, 1963
assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 3; first flight August 26, 1963 coded KE+397
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" in 1963
acceptance date November 20, 1963 by BABwMTT; LwVersRgt 3 on November 25, 1963 for modifications
VA+117 MFG 1 at Schleswig-Jagel AB delivery date on February 14, 1964
22+22 Navy camouflage scheme "Norm 76" according tech order "TA-196-3" in 1970
withdrawn from use and stored at LwSchleuse 11 on June 12, 1980 with 2.374 flight hours; struck off charge order (AVA) March 3, 1980
to Hellenic Air Force on October 2, 1980 coded as "FG-7097" to 116 Pterix (Wing) at Araxos AB
recoded "FG-097" in 1989; withdrawn from use in August 1990
preserved in the town of Kato Achaia in mid 90s; stored at Araxos AB around August 1995 noted without code
preserved as squadron guard at 336 squadron buildings Araxos AB, Greece November 12, 2006 noted; November 2013 last noted
restored in an overall bare aluminum color scheme and only "FG-303" markings May 2014 first noted; July 2017 last noted.

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