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

RF-104G, construction number 683D-8238, company 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; Tactical Weapons Meet at Florennes AB 18. till 29.September 1972
withdrawn from use at LwSchleuse 11 on November 22, 1982 with 2.654 flight hours; stored in airworthy condition as attrition reserve aircraft; struck off charge order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
MAP (Military Assistance Program) to Türk Hava Kuvvetleri (Turkish Air Force) with TuAF serial number 64-8238 on May 2, 1983
crashed coded "6-238" with 162 Filo of 6.AJU on June 26, 1986 into the Sea of Marmara, near Imrali, after midair collision with F-104G 62-12239/6-239; the pilot was killed; written off.

Project "Recce": included 66 RF-104G from ARGE-Nord, which were converted to RF-104G before delivery. They were mainly intended for the second squadron of WaSLw 10, AG 51, AG 52 and project Columbus.

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