F-104G 24+88 JaboG 31 landing at Ramstein AB in August 1978

RF-104G, construction number 683D-8238, model 683-04-10, built by Fokker
manufactured by North Group (ARGE-Nord); first flight March 21, 1964 coded KG+338 at Fokker-Schiphol
to Avio Diepen for RF-104G photoreconnaissance version modifications March 28, 1964 with project "Recce"
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"; acceptance date by BABwFokker (RNAF-MTA) on August 17, 1964
LVR 3 (Luftwaffenversorgungsregiment 3) at Manching AB on September 11, 1964 for upgrading
EB+234 AG 52 at Leck AB delivery date on November 29, 1965; IRAN at SABCA on December 20, 1967 with 398 flight hours
24+88 back to AG 52 on March 26, 1968; modified to Fighterbomber version F-104G by MBB on November 19, 1971
JaboG 31 at Norvenich AB on April 20, 1971
withdrawn from use at LwSchleuse 11 on November 22, 1982 with 2.654 flight hours
stored in airworthy condition as attrition reserve aircraft; struck off charge order (AVA) March 4, 1983
to Türk Hava Kuvvetleri (Turkish Air Force) with TuAF serial number  64-8238 on May 2, 1983
crashed coded "6-238" with 6.AJU on June 26, 1986 into the Sea of Marmara after midair collision with F-104G 62-12239/6-239
pilot was killed; written off.

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