F-104G 26+78 MFG 2 "Vikings" at Sion AB, Switzerland, performing at the "Sion Air Meeting" in  June 1986

F-104G, construction number 683D-7424, model 683-10-19, built by MBB
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd) & VFW; assembled by MBB-Manching starting February 9, 1972
manufactured as attrition replacement aircraft, assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 8; first flight April 20, 1972 at MBB
modification level "Neptun" as Fighterbomber (for German Navy) with AS.30 and "Kormoran" anti-ship missile delivery system
Navy camouflage scheme "Norm 76" according tech order "TA-196-3"
26+78 acceptance date May 31, 1972 by GPS-MBB; MFG 1 at Schleswig-Jagel AB delivery date on June 7, 1972; MFG 2 on September 24, 1980
May 19, 1983 to Luftwaffenschleuse 11 for AN/ALE-40(N) Chaff/Flare countermeasure dispenser equipment according tech order "TA-1469",
back to MFG 2 on July 17, 1983; withdrawn from use at LwSchleuse 11 on May 5, 1987 and stored; struck off charge order (AVA) January 5, 1988
to Hellenic Air Force on December 16, 1987 with 2.382 flight hours
operated by the 335 Mira (Squadron) of 116 Pterix (Wing) at Araxos AB coded "FG-7424"
last flight from 116 CW to 132 CG (Agrinion HAF Detachment) on April 7, 1993; withdrawn from use on July 20, 1993
July 7, 2005 it was transported to KEA Hellinikon for maintenance
preserved coded FG-424 in the town of Tripoli in a Silver color scheme, November 2007 first noted
taken down and returned to the Airbase on January 25, 2012; stored on Tripolis Airbase November 2015 last noted.

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