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withdrawn from use and stored at LwSchleuse 11 on June 12, 1980 with 2.374 flight hours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recoded "FG-097" in 1989; withdrawn from use in August 1990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 in 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; December 2014 last noted.

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