RF-104G EA+117 AG 51 (Recce Wing 51) on a Low Level photo mission

RF-104G, construction number 683D-8130, model 683-04-10, built by Fokker
manufactured by North Group (ARGE-Nord); coded KG+230 first flight August 23, 1963
to Weserflug (ARGE-Nord) in August 1963 for RF-104G photoreconnaissance version modifications according project "Bacchus" (for AG 51)
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"; November 19, 1963 it was officially accepted by the German Air Force (BABwFokker)
EA+117 AG 51 at Ingolstadt-Manching AB delivery date on November 22, 1963
24+00 AG 52 on September 29, 1970; modified to Fighterbomber version on April 30, 1971 at MBB
JaboG 33 at Buchel AB on September 13, 1971; JaboG 31 at Norvenich AB on April 7, 1981
withdrawn from use at LwSchleuse 11 on December 15, 1982 with 3.326 flight hours and stored in airworthy condition as attrition reserve aircraft
struck off charge order (AVA) July 19, 1983; TechnGrp 11 on August 25, 1983 for maintenance checks
to Turkish Air Force (TuAF serial number 63-8130) as "Verteidigungshilfe" (Defense aid) on December 21, 1983
coded "6-130" with 6.AJU on January 20, 1984; coded "8-130" with 8.AJU in 1988
withdrawn from use on March 13, 1992 coded "8-130" at Diyarbakir AB, no further information; scrapped.

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