F-104G 26+78 MFG 2 "Vikings2 at Sion AB, Switzerland, performing at the Sion Air Meeting 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back to MFG 2 on July 17, 1983; withdrawn from use at LwSchleuse 11 on May 5, 1987 and stored; struck off charge order (AVA) January 5, 1988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operated by the 335 Mira (Squadron) of 116 Pterix (Wing) at Araxos AB coded "FG-7424"; withdrawn from use coded "FG-424" in 1993
stored at Agrinion AB 2001, stored Agrinion AB September 17, 2005 last noted
preserved on poles coded "FG-424" on Filikon Square in the town of Tripoli (Arkadias prefecture) in a Silver color scheme 2007 first noted
it has been treated very sadly by the local community, May 22, 2010 noted, April 6, 2011 last noted
taken down and returned to the Airbase on January 26, 2012; stored on Airbase in March 2015 last noted.

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