F-104G 23+14 MFG 2 landing at Leeuwarden April 9, 1969

F-104G, construction number 683D-7198, company model 683-10-19, built by Messerschmitt (MTT)
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd); assembly by Messerschmitt-Manching starting November 6, 1964
assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 8; first flight March 29, 1965 coded KE+498
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 June 15, 1965 by BABwMTT
VB+241 MFG 2 at Eggebek AB delivery date on June 23, 1965; MFG 1 at Schleswig-Jagel on May 17, 1966; MFG 2 on January 12, 1968
23+14 Navy camouflage scheme "Norm 76" according tech order "TA-196-3" in January 1970
crashed March 23, 1971 about 8 km west of Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy during the TACAN instrument approach into Decimomannu AB after engine failure due to lightning strike
the aircraft crashed into a salt lagoon close to the Mediterranean sea; pilot ejected safely; struck off charge order (AVA) June 3, 1971.

Project "Prince": 25 Fighterbomber for the 2. Staffel (Squadron) of MFG 2 at Eggebek with built-in Vulcan M61 20 mm machine gun, 
AS.30 "Kormoran" anti-ship missile delivery wiring system, long-distance tanks and Sidewinder launchers as loose equipment.

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