F-104G 23+03 Marinefliegergeschwader 2 (MFG 2) on take-off at Soesterberg AB 1974

F-104G, construction number 683D-7186, model 683-10-19, built by Messerschmitt
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd); assembly by Messerschmitt-Manching starting July 29, 1964
assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 7; first flight November 13, 1964 coded KE+486
modification level "Prince" as Fighterbomber (for MFG 2) with AS.30 and "Kormoran" anti-ship missile delivery system,
Sidewinder missile launch rails and long range tanks
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"; acceptance date March 4, 1965 by BABwMTT
VB+229 MFG 2 at Eggebek AB delivery date on March 18, 1965
23+03 Navy camouflage scheme "Norm 76" according tech order "TA-196-3" in 1970
withdrawn from use at LwSchleuse 11 on July 28, 1980; struck off charge order (AVA) January 3, 1980
to Turkish Air Force (TuAF serial number 64-7186) on October 10, 1980 with 1.798 flight hours
coded "4-186" with 4.AJU at Murted AB in 1981/1982; 6.AJU in 1987; 1989 coded "9-186" with 9.AJU at Balikesir AB
preserved at Bandirma Air Base collection "Hava Kuvvetleri Ust Kolleksion" coded as "6-186"
in August 1992 first noted; June 2013 noted
painted in SEA camouflage scheme with code "6-1046" in the Bandirma display line where six aircraft are displayed March 30, 2016 last noted.

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