Photo of RF-104G VB+205: wanted coded KC+144 or VB+205

RF-104G VB+205 MFG 2 (no photo)

RF-104G, construction number 683D-6641, model 683-04-10, built by FIAT (Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino)
manufactured by Italian Group (ARGE-Italien); RF-104G production in photoreconnaissance version
coded KC+144 first flight November 18, 1964 at FIAT, Turin-Caselle
project "Earl" (for MFG 2) as RF-104G with AS.30 and "Kormoran" anti-ship missile delivery system installed
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"; accepted by BABwFIAT date unknown
VB+205 to MFG 2 at Eggebek AB delivery date April 6, 1965
crashed at Bad Meinberg near Detmold during a low level navigation mission after a bird strike and engine failure on April 28, 1967
pilot ejected safely; written off; struck off charge order (AVA) August 24, 1967.

the aircraft ingested a bird during a low level mission at 500 feet and 450 kts
the engine compressor stalled, the pilot ejected successfully, the aircraft struck a house, killing two persons.

copyright  Karl Ascherl