F-104G 23+24 ErpSt 61 (Erprobungsstelle 61, Manching) firing a KORMORAN anti-ship test missile

F-104G, construction number 683D-7208, model 683-10-19, built by Messerschmitt (MTT)
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd); assembly start at Messerschmitt-Manching January 13, 1965
assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 8; first flight April 14, 1965 coded KE+508; acceptance date May 19, 1965 by BABwMTT
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"
KE+508 delivery day to ErpSt 61 at Manching AB on May 28, 1965 (with unknown YA code)
modified for KORMORAN anti-ship missile tests on September 14, 1965 at Messerschmitt
code VB+251 was not used; May 10, 1966 to MFG 2 at Eggebek AB
23+24 Navy camouflage scheme "Norm 76" according tech order "TA-196-3" in 1974 at MBB; transfer back to ErpSt 61 on April 25, 1975
KORMORAN anti-ship missile tests conducted
Jamming Pod tests at MEWSG (Maritime Electronic Warfare Support Group) at RNAS Yeovilton September 05.-20. 1984
withdrawn from use at LwSchleuse 11 on December 10, 1984 with 1.045 flight hours; struck off charge order (AVA) February 6, 1985
instructional airframe (GIA) with MFlgLehrGrp Sylt on April 24, 1985 until 1990; last noted stored Westerland in 1995
at Eggebek AB hangar as BDRT (instructional airframe) in June 2000
noted restored at Eggebek AB in January 2003; seen at Eggebek Airday on August 24, 2003
for sale by VEBEG in March 2004; 2004 sold to private owner in Germany, stored for several years in his factory, blasted and is now in bare metal
new location in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen, October 2012 noted; under restoration March 2013 noted
at Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen painted in grey colors on display coded as "22+23" on the roof of factory MERKLE March 29, 2013 noted
April 17, 2014 2 tiptanks were added; January 2017 last noted.

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