F-104G 26+84 MFG 1 with flaps full down for landing at Schleswig-Jagel in March 1973

F-104G, construction number 683D-7430, company model 683-10-19, built by MBB
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd) & VFW; assembled by MBB-Manching starting April 13, 1972; manufactured as attrition replacement aircraft
assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 9; first flight July 4, 1972 at MBB-Manching
modification level "Neptun" as Fighterbomber (for German Navy) with AS.30 "Kormoran" anti-ship missile delivery system
Navy camouflage scheme "Norm 76" according tech order "TA-196-3"; acceptance date September 13, 1972 by GPS-MBB
26+84 ErpSt 61 at Manching AB delivery date on September 19, 1972; MFG 1 at Schleswig-Jagel AB on November 30, 1972
crashed on March 20, 1974 into the Baltic Sea during a nine-ship formation attack on a German Navy vessel,
aircraft had water contact and crashed into the sea east of Damp (CFIT); the pilot was killed; struck off charge order (AVA) July 19, 1974.

Lead aircraft of a nine-ship formation contacted the water of the Baltic Sea (Eckernförder Bucht) during a simulated low-level ship attack.

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