RF-104G 24+33 MFG 2 sea low level over the Baltic Sea in front of the white chalk Cliffs of Møn Island 1983

RF-104G, construction number 683D-8176, company model 683-04-10, built by Fokker
manufactured by North Group (ARGE-Nord); first flight November 13, 1963 at Fokker-Schiphol coded KG+276
to Weserflug, VFW Lemwerder in November 1963 for RF-104G photoreconnaissance version modifications according project "Recce" and
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"; acceptance date April 17, 1964 by BABwFokker (RNAF-MTA)
BB+233 WaSLw 10 at Jever AB delivery date on April 27, 1964; JaboG 36 at Hopsten AB on June 29, 1967
24+33 WaSLw 10 on April 17, 1969; Navy camouflage scheme "Norm 76" according tech order "TA-196-3" in 1974
MFG 2 on December 19, 1974; MBB on June 18, 1979 for the MARINE-Recce version "TA-1401" with Side Oblique Camera (SOC) KS-87B
back to MFG 2 on August 23, 1979; heavily damaged October 1, 1980 on landing at Lann-Bihoue (French Navy base)
after diversion from Landivisiau (French Navy base) due to bad weather; aircraft went off the runway after a main tire failure, repaired at MBB and back to MFG 2 on March 25, 1981
November 22, 1982 to Luftwaffenschleuse 11 for AN/ALE-40(N) Chaff/Flare countermeasure dispenser equipment according tech order "TA-1469"
back to MFG 2 on January 4, 1983; withdrawn from use and stored at LwSchleuse 11 on September 10, 1985 with 3.340 flight hours; struck off charge order (AVA) January 10, 1986
MAP (Military Assistance Program) to Elliniki Polemiki Aeroporia (Hellenic Air Force) February 19, 1986 coded "FG-176" for 116. Pterix at Araxos AB
last flight and withdrawn from use in 1992 at 132 Combat Group (later HAF Detachment Agrinion); coded "RF-176" stored Agrinion (dump) October 2017 last noted.

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