RF-104G 24+20 AG 51 (Aufklärungsgeschwader 51) 1970

RF-104G, construction number 683D-8162, company model 683-04-10, built by Fokker
manufactured by North Group (ARGE-Nord); first flight October 9, 1963 coded KG+262 at Fokker-Schiphol
to Fokker-Weserflug in October 1963 for RF-104G photoreconnaissance version modifications according project "Bacchus" (for AG 51)
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"; acceptance date by BABwFokker (RNAF-MTA) January 29, 1964 with 3:40 flight hours
EA+250 AG 51 "Immelmann" at Ingolstadt-Manching AB delivery date February 4, 1964; AG 51 relocated to Bremgarten AB in 1969
24+20 modified to AWX (All Weather Fighter) version F-104G in 1971; JG 71 at Wittmund AB June 22, 1971
withdrawn from use at LVR 1 September 5, 1973 with 1.582 flight hours; struck off charge order (AVA) August 30, 1973
parts used for spares (ETG:Ersatzteilgewinnung); scrapped 1974 at Memmingen.

Project "Bacchus": enclosed 42 RF-104G aircraft. They were modified before delivery either by Avio Diepen or by Weserflug. 
All RF-104G were intended for Reconnaissance Wing 51 (AG 51) at Ingolstadt/Manching.

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