F-104G 26+76 Marinefliegergeschwader 1 (MFG 1) during "Bulls Eye" competition at Skrydstrup, Denmark in June 1977

F-104G, construction number 683D-7422, company model 683-10-19, built by MBB
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd) & VFW; assembled by MBB-Manching starting January 20, 1972
first flight April 20, 1972 at MBB, assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 8; manufactured as attrition replacement aircraft
modification level "Neptun" as Fighterbomber (for German Navy) with "AS.30" and AS.34 "Kormoran" anti-ship missile delivery system
Navy camouflage scheme "Norm 76" according tech order "TA-196-3"; acceptance date July 28, 1972 by GPS-MBB
26+76 MFG 1 at Schleswig-Jagel AB delivery date on August 1, 1972; MFG 2 at Eggebek on August 6, 1981
May 4, 1982 to Luftwaffenschleuse 11 for AN/ALE-40(N) Chaff/Flare countermeasure dispenser equipment according tech order "TA-1469", back to MFG 2 on June 24, 1982
Viking team aircraft for the 25th anniversary of Marineflieger Geschwader 2 on July 28, 1983 in normal camouflage; WTD 61 on May 14, 1987
withdrawn from use and preserved at LwSchleuse 11 on December 15, 1987; struck off charge order (AVA) February 24, 1988
MAP (Military Assistance Program) to Hellenic Air Force on April 26, 1988 with 2.442 flight hours; operated by the 116.Pterix (Wing) at Araxos AB coded "FG-422"
last flight from 116 Combat Wing to 132 Combat Group (Agrinion HAF Detachment) on April 12, 1993; withdrawn from use on July 20, 1993
June 25, 2006 it was transported to KEA Hellinikon for maintenance and on July 18, 2006 it was displayed at Leros War Museum at Aegean island of Leros beside a WW II museum
(Merikia Museum) at Lakki town coded "FG-422"; September 2021 last noted.

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