F-104G 23+25 MFG 2 at Soesterberg AB, Netherlands 1980

F-104G, construction number 683D-7209, company model 683-10-19, built by Messerschmitt (MTT)
assembly by Messerschmitt-Manching starting January 20, 1965, assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 8; first flight April 21, 1965, coded KE+509 for test flights
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 July 19, 1965 by BABwMTT
VB+252 delivery date on July 26, 1965 to MFG 2 at Eggebek AB
23+25 Navy camouflage scheme "Norm 76" according tech order "TA-196-3" in 1972; withdrawn from use November 23, 1981 at LwSchleuse 11; struck off charge order (AVA) March 17, 1982
MAP (Military Assistance Program) with 2.053 flight hours to Turkish Air Force on March 17, 1982 (TuAF serial number 65-7209); coded "6-209" with 6.AJU Bandirma AB seen in 1887/1988
with 9.AJU seen in 1990; withdrawn from use on February 14, 1992; stored Eskisehir AB August 1993 coded as 9-209; for cut-up according CFE treaty coded "9-209" at Eskisehir AB in July 1995
7209 coded as "209" preserved at Yalova Airport (90 miles southwest of Istanbul) in silver colors first noted 2003; November 17, 2006 (Google) noted at the entrance of the Yalova airfield
May 22, 2008 last noted; gone April 2009; scrapped.

copyright  Jos van Nes