Photo of F-104G 23+13: picture wanted coded KE+496, VB+239 or 23+13

F-104G 23+13 (no photo)

F-104G, construction number 683D-7196, model 683-10-19, built by Messerschmitt (MTT)
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd); assembly by Messerschmitt-Manching starting October 27, 1964
assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 8; first flight February 1, 1965 coded KE+496
acceptance date by BABwMTT July 30, 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+239 MFG 2 at Eggebek AB delivery date on August 12, 1965
23+13 Navy camouflage scheme "Norm 76" according tech order "TA-196-3" in 1969
heavy damaged on August 19, 1971 at Eggebek AB; aircraft caught fire after a full tip tank was
accidentally jettisoned during a maintenance repair of a malfunctioning tip tank fuel indication
aircraft was damaged beyond repair (DBR); written off; struck off charge order (AVA) December 15, 1971.

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