F-104G EB+124 AG 52 from Leck AB in June 1967

RF-104G, construction number 683D-8226, company model 683-04-10, built by Fokker
manufactured by North Group (ARGE-Nord); first flight February 20, 1964 coded KG+326 at Fokker-Schiphol; February 20, 1964 to Avio Diepen for RF-104G modification according project "Recce"
April 6, 1964 to Fokker for camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"; acceptance date July 1, 1964 by BABwFokker (RNAF-MTA)
to LVR 3 (Luftwaffenversorgungsregiment 3) at Manching AB on July 9, 1964 for upgrading and modifications
EB+124 JG 71 at Wittmund AB delivery date on July 15, 1965; IRAN at SABCA on July 1, 1966 with 156 flight hours, AG 52 at Leck AB on March 23, 1967
8 till 15 June 1967 AG 52 at Leck had a squadron exchange with the French Air Force ER 2/33 from Strasbourg flying the Mirage IIIR
24+77 modified to Fighterbomber version F-104G on May 12, 1971 at LVR 3; JaboG 36 at Hopsten AB on September 9, 1971; JaboG 31 at Norvenich AB on January 6, 1975
withdrawn from use and stored at LwSchleuse 11 on June 12, 1981 with 2.766 flight hours; struck off charge order (AVA) October 2, 1984
BDRT reserve airframe transported to TSLw 3 at Fassberg AB on December 3, 1984
Fire Fighting School (WWDBw) at Munster barracks with training aid code "C051" in March 1993 last noted; scrapped.

8 till 15 June 1967: The German Air Force AG 52 at Leck flying the RF-104G had a squadron exchange with the French Air Force ER 2/33 from Strasbourg flying the Mirage IIIR. 
It is not known if the Germans went to France but at least the Mirages visited Germany. Photo above shows a formation photo taken during the event (in France or Germany) from AG 52 photo archives
and this gives an indication that also the Germans flew to France, looking at the French squadron zaps on tails and inlets. If this is true the four participating RF-104G are identified as EB+110, EB+122, EB+124 and EB+246.

WWDBw: Wehrwissenschaftliche Dienststelle der Bundeswehr

copyright  Riccardo Vestuto