F-104G 23+96 on a test flight at Manching Air Base 1970

RF-104G, construction number 683D-8118, model 683-04-10, built by Fokker
manufactured by North Group (ARGE-Nord); coded KG+218 first flight July 2, 1963
to Avio Diepen (ARGE-Nord) on August 13, 1963 for RF-104G modifications according project "Bacchus" (for AG 51)
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"; acceptance date November 6, 1963 by BABwFokker (RNAF-MTA)
EA+112 AG 51 at Ingolstadt-Manching AB delivery date on November 8, 1963; heavy damaged after take-off abort at Manching AB June 18, 1964
repaired at Messerschmitt and back to AG 51 on October 11, 1965; modified to AWX (All Weather Fighter) version F-104G on August 31, 1967
JG 74 at Neuburg AB on October 3, 1967 (planned code JD+109 was not used)
23+96 JaboG 32 at Lechfeld AB on April 8, 1968; JG 74 on August 21, 1968
withdrawn from use due to fatigue cracks February 26, 1973 with 1.358 flight hours; struck off charge order (AVA) March 23, 1973
parts used for spares; scrapped 1974 at Memmingen.

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