F-104G VA+121 MFG 1 at Twenthe AB 1966

F-104G, construction number 683D-7101, company model 683-10-19, built by Messerschmitt (MTT)
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd); assembly in Fighterbomber version by Messerschmitt-Manching starting June 24, 1963
first flight November 22, 1963 coded KE+401; acceptance date by BABwMTT February 25, 1964; camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"
construction level "Zeus" as Fighterbomber (for MFG 1) with long range tanks installed, "AS.30" anti-ship missile wiring system and
Vulcan M61 20 mm machine gun as loose part; LwVersRgt 3 (Luftwaffenversorgungsregiment 3) at Manching AB on February 25, 1964 for modifications
VA+121 MFG 1 at Schleswig-Jagel AB delivery date on April 13, 1964
22+26 Navy camouflage scheme "Norm 76" according tech order "TA-196-3" in 1970
long term storage at LwSchleuse 11 on November 4, 1981 in airworthy condition as attrition reserve aircraft; MFG 2 at Eggebek AB on March 2, 1984
withdrawn from use April 1, 1985 at LwSchleuse 11 with 2.413 flight hours; struck off charge order (AVA) January 30, 1985
MAP (Military Assistance Program) to Turkish Air Force (Türk Hava Kuvvetleri) June 11, 1985 (with TuAF serial number 63-7101), coded "6-101" with 6.AJU in the 80s
withdrawn from use on April 12, 1990 at Eskisehir AB; CFE cut up at Eskisehir on August 3, 1995; Izmir (Yeni Foca scrapyard) September 1996 noted
2018 coded as "10-101" preserved at Incirlik AB, home of 10th Tanker Base, it has been changed to 10-101 by the military unit; February 2019 last noted.

CFE: Conventional Armed Forces in Europe, Treaty of January 10, 1989

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