Photo of F-104G 23+04: wanted coded 23+04

F-104G 23+04 (no photo)

F-104G, construction number 683D-7187, company model 683-10-19, built by Messerschmitt (MTT)
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd); assembly by Messerschmitt-Manching starting August 18, 1964
assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 7; first flight November 12, 1964 coded KE+487
modification level "Prince" as Fighterbomber (for MFG 2) 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 March 19, 1965 by BABwMTT
VB+230 MFG 2 at Eggebek AB delivery date on March 30, 1965; MFG 1 at Schleswig-Jagel on September 25, 1967
23+04 MFG 2 in December 1967
crashed on September 18, 1968 during a sea low level with glossy sea after water contact (CFIT) near the island Anholt in the Baltic Sea,
pilot ejected and was rescued but died later; struck off charge order (AVA) January 22, 1969.

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