F-104G VA+129 Marinefliegergeschwader 1 (MFG 1) at Manching 1964

F-104G, construction number 683D-7153, model 683-10-19, built by Messerschmitt (MTT)
manufactured by South Group (ARGE-Süd); assembly start at Messerschmitt-Manching February 13, 1964; first flight April 27, 1964 coded KE+453
assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 5; acceptance date June 24, 1964 by BABwMTT
modification level "Yoga" as Fighterbomber (for MFG 1) with AS.30 and "Kormoran" anti ship missile delivery system,
Sidewinder missile launch rails and long range tanks; camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"
VA+129 MFG 1 at Schleswig-Jagel AB delivery date on July 1, 1964; damaged in a heavy storm February 23, 1967 and repaired at MFG 1
22+72 Navy camouflage scheme "Norm 76" according tech order "TA-196-3" in 1970; stored LwSchleuse 11 on October 22, 1981
in airworthy condition as attrition reserve aircraft (preservation according tech order "TA 1485")
withdrawn from use LwVersRgt 1 on August 4, 1983 with 2.406 flight hours; struck off charge order (AVA) August 22, 1983
to Hellenic AF on December 1, 1983 coded as "FG-7153" to 335th Mira of 116th Pterix
crashed April 23, 1991 when during landing the nose gear collapsed and the plane run off the runway, the pilot ejected safely
stored coded "FG-153" at Araxos AB 1995 noted; October 2014 last noted.

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