Photo of F-104G 23+10: wanted coded KE+493, VB+236 or 23+10

F-104G 23+10 (no photo)

F-104G, construction number 683D-7193, model 683-10-19, built by Messerschmitt
manufactured by ARGE-Süd (South Group); assembly by Messerschmitt-Manching starting October 9, 1964
assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 7; first flight January 15, 1965 coded KE+493
acceptance date by BABwMTT April 15, 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+236 MFG 2 at Eggebek AB delivery date on April 30, 1965
23+10 crashed into the North Sea on December 12, 1968
during a "Sea Low Level" flight after engine failure due to a birdstrike
pilot ejected but was drowned; struck off charge order (AVA) March 7, 1969.

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