The Marineflieger (German Navy) sold their 2815 to Turkey in June 1986. The TF-104G was then assigned to 162 Filo. The aircraft was eventually preserved at the Kirikkale University campus, just east of Ankara.
This Tornado was shot down by a SAM-16 AAM struck and exploded a Sidewinder missile on the aircraft during a low level ground attack mission over Ar Rumaylah air base,Irak, on January 17th 1991. Both crew ejected but were taken prisoner and later released; Seen here at static display during SHAPE open day and wearing Sqn 14 markings.
Static display during SHAPE air show. Was one of seven B-52Gs that made return flight from Barksdale to fire 39 AGM-86C cruise missiles over Iraq during the first night (Jan 16/17, 1991) of Desert Storm. (2nd BW, 596th BS)