RF-104G VB+215 MFG 2

RF-104G, construction number 683D-6675, company model 683-10-19, built by FIAT (Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino)
manufactured by Italian Group (ARGE-Italien); RF-104G production in Photoreconnaissance version
first flight May 5, 1965 coded as KC+154 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"; acceptance date by BABwFIAT July 7, 1965
VB+215 MFG 2 (Navy Wing 2) delivery date on July 19, 1965 at Eggebek AB
21+20 Navy camouflage scheme "Norm 76" according tech order "TA-196-3" in 1972
crashed on August 18, 1978 about 5 NM east of Helgoland due to engine failure after a bird strike; pilot ejected safely
written off, struck off charge order (AVA) January 15, 1979.

copyright  Gerrit Hiemstra