F-104G KE+509 MFG 2 at Messerschmitt factory at Manching AB prior delivery 1965

F-104G, construction number 683D-7209, company model 683-10-19, built by Messerschmitt (MTT)
assembly by Messerschmitt-Manching starting January 20, 1965, assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 8
first flight April 21, 1965, coded KE+509 for test flights
modification level "Prince" as Fighterbomber (for MFG 2) with "AS.30" anti-ship missile delivery system,
Sidewinder missile launch rails and long range tanks; camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"
acceptance date July 19, 1965 by BABwMTT
VB+252 delivery date on July 26, 1965 to MFG 2 at Eggebek AB
23+25 Navy camouflage scheme "Norm 76" according tech order "TA-196-3" in 1972
withdrawn from use November 23, 1981 at LwSchleuse 11; struck off charge order (AVA) March 17, 1982
MAP (Military Assistance Program) with 2.053 flight hours to Turkish Air Force on March 17, 1982 (TuAF serial number 65-7209)
coded "6-209" with 6.AJU Bandirma AB seen in 1887/1988; with 9.AJU seen in 1990; withdrawn from use on February 14, 1992
stored Eskisehir AB August 1993 coded as 9-209; for cut-up according CFE treaty coded "9-209" at Eskisehir AB July 10, 1995
7209 coded as "209" preserved at Yalova Airport (90 miles southwest of Istanbul) in silver colors first noted 2003
November 17, 2006 (Google) noted at the entrance of the Yalova airfield; May 22, 2008 last noted; gone April 2009; scrapped.

Project "Prince": 25 Fighterbomber for the 2. Staffel (Squadron) of MFG 2 at Eggebek with built-in Vulcan M61 20 mm machine gun, 
AS.30 "Kormoran" anti-ship missile delivery wiring system, long-distance tanks and Sidewinder launchers as loose equipment

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