RF-104G 23+09 Marinefliegergeschwader 2 (MFG 2) during the "Best Focus" exercise at Eggebek AB in June 1980

F-104G, construction number 683D-7192, company model 683-10-19, built by Messerschmitt (MTT)
manufactured by ARGE-Süd (South Group); assembly by Messerschmitt-Manching starting September 23, 1964
assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 7; first flight December 9, 1964 coded KE+492
acceptance date by BABwMTT May 21, 1965; 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"
VB+235 MFG 2 at Eggebek AB delivery date on June 3, 1965
23+09 heavily damaged in 1969, repaired at MBB and back to MFG 2 on May 15, 1970
Navy camouflage scheme "Norm 76" according tech order "TA-196-3" in 1971; RF-104G modification at MBB on June 20, 1975, back to MFG 2 December 18, 1975
to MBB for the MARINE-Recce version according tech order "TA-1401" with Side Oblique Camera (SOC) KS-87B on May 14, 1979, back to MFG 2 on September 9, 1979
Luftwaffenschleuse 11 for AN/ALE-40(N) Chaff/Flare countermeasure dispenser equipment according tech order "TA-1469" in 1981, back to MFG 2 on October 19, 1981
Emergency landing at NAS Eggebek on December 17, 1985 after a birdstrike during Sea Low Level in the Baltic Sea, damaged beyond economical repair (DBR) and used for spares
withdrawn from use and struck off charge order (AVA) February 3, 1986; display on pole at Eggebek AB coded "23+09" on April 10, 1986; sold by VEBEG at Eggebek AB in 1998
1999 preserved in Museum für Luftfahrt und Technik Wernigerode; 2002 display as Navy recon version RF-104G; May 2022 last noted.

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