F-104G 24+96 JG 71 "Richthofen" (FW 71)

RF-104G, construction number 683D-8249, model 683-04-10, built by Fokker
manufactured by North Group (ARGE-Nord); first flight April 14, 1964 coded KG+349 at Fokker-Schiphol
to Avio Diepen for RF-104G photoreconnaissance version modifications April 14, 1964 with project "Bacchus II" (for 522 squadron of AG 52)
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"; acceptance date August 21, 1964 by BABwFokker (RNAF-MTA)
LVR 3 on September 4, 1964 for modifications and systems upgrading
EB+242 AG 52 at Leck AB delivery date on February 14, 1966
IRAN at SABCA on July 10, 1967 with 286 flight hours
24+96 back to AG 52 on February 28, 1968
modified to AWX (All Weather Fighter) version F-104G by MBB on June 1, 1970; JG 71 at Wittmund AB on October 14, 1970
withdrawn from use at LVR 1 on February 21, 1974; struck off charge order (AVA) January 7, 1974; used for spare parts, scrapped.

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