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, 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 and
"Kormoran" 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 heavy 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withdrawn from use and struck off charge order (AVA) February 3, 1986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 2017 last noted.

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