F-104G 22+70 MFG 1 at Open House (Tag der offenen Tür) at Schleswig-Jagel AB July 1978

F-104G, construction number 683D-7151, company model 683-10-19, built by Messerschmitt (MTT)
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd); assembly start at Messerschmitt-Manching February 5, 1964; assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 5
first flight April 17, 1964 coded KE+451; project "Yoga" as Fighterbomber (for MFG 1) with "AS.30" anti-ship missile delivery system, Sidewinder missile launch rails and long range tanks
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"; acceptance date by BABwMTT August 20, 1964; ErpSt 61 at Manching AB delivery date on August 24, 1964
VA+127 MFG 1 Schleswig-Jagel AB on October 11, 1965
22+70 damaged September 25, 1968 during exercise "Silver Tower" at Oerland AB while hitting a powerline cable at 150 feet in the Vaerrasund, Norway damaging half of the stabilizer
emergency landing at Oerland AB; flown with C-74 Globemaster of USAF to Messerschmitt; repaired at Manching and back to MFG 1
Navy camouflage scheme "Norm 76" according tech order "TA-196-3" in 1971; IRAN at SABCA on July26, 1971 with 925 flight hours, back to MFG 1 on October 10, 1971
withdrawn from use at LwSchleuse 11 on August 31, 1981 with 2.355 flight hours; struck off charge order (AVA) October 16, 1981
MAP (Military Assistance Program) to Hellenic Air Force November 9, 1981; coded "FG-7151" to 336th "Olympus" Mira of 116th Pterix (Combat Wing) at Araxos AB
painted in a special "Olympus" color scheme 1992, celebrating the units 40th anniversary; rotation with the Italian Air Force 102°Gruppo based at Rimini in September 1992
withdrawn from use March 31, 1993, the official date for the withdraw from service in the Hellenic Air Force
preserved Hellenic AF Museum (Helliniki Aeroporia Moussio), Tatoi AB, Athens April 1995; Tatoi AB inside hanger September 17, 2005 noted
November 10, 2008 in the open on apron behind museum hangar noted; November 2018 noted; restoration July 2019 last noted; January 2021 finished
display inside November 2023 noted.

Project "Yoga": 22 F-104G Fighterbomber for the 2. Staffel (Squadron) of MFG 1 at Schleswig-Jagel with built-in "AS.30" anti-ship missile delivery wiring system, later the number was increased to 28.

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