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Loadout info

Operation "ACE Guard", 06/01/1991 - 10/03/1991

F/RF-104G Starfighter
28° Gruppo 3° Stormo, Villafranca AB, Italy - Erhac AB, Turkey

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MM65183-37RF-104GPhoto 1
MM65243-46RF-104GPhoto 1
MM65333-35RF-104G 
MM65403-33RF-104GPhoto 1
MM65893-36 Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3

F/RF-104G Starfighter
132° Gruppo 3° Stormo, Villafranca AB, Italy - Erhac AB, Turkey

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MM65143-10RF-104GPhoto 1
MM65583-02  

During that period a number of other Starfighters have been seen (likely spare operational aircraft) arriving and departing being:

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MM65293-11RF-104G, 132 GruppoPhoto 1
MM66113-52RF-104G, 28 GruppoPhoto 1
MM65763-45RF-104G, 28 GruppoPhoto 1

Note for modellers:
These aircraft were equipped with integrated ECM in the fuselage behind the cabin with antenna on top and two AN/ALE-40 chaff/flare containers commonly called "Hams" added at the tail.
One container (port side) containing chaffs had regular square holes and second one (starboard side) containing flares had rectangular holes a little larger than those for chaff. Photo
Due to the very little internal space the avionics box and the AN/ALE-40 regulators were housed under the fixed fairing, behind the pilot - more or less in the same position where in the future the GPS antenna will be installed on the ASA-M specimens.
They carried out over 300 sorties lasting more than 400 flight hours.

F/RF-104G patch

Big thanks to Mr. Harry Prins from International F-104 Society