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Photo ID: 2503326
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Grumman F-14A Tomcat
Pensacola - NAS / Forrest Sherman Field (NPA / KNPA)
USA - Florida, April 15, 1999
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162710 / AD-266 (cn 556) In the markings of VF-101 "Grim Reapers", the US Navy's Atlantic Fleet Readiness Squadron (FRS).
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Photo ID: 2497840
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Grumman F-14A Tomcat
Marietta - Dobbins ARB (Atlanta NAS) (MGE / KMGE)
USA - Georgia, December 13, 1991
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158620 / AF-211 (cn 21) Super 211, a reconditioned Block 65 Tomcat, poses on the NAS Atlanta t-line a short while before departing on the CVWR-20 practice Alpha Strike. One of 3 participating VF-202 Superheat (NAS Dallas, TX) F-14s, it carries the standard colors and markings of the TPS color scheme. The 5 Hunter and Superheat Tomcats were launched next (for Target CAP) after the E-2C, which was first to go. The strike aircraft followed about 30 min. later.
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Photo ID: 2496035
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Grumman F-14A Tomcat
Marietta - Dobbins ARB (Atlanta NAS) (MGE / KMGE)
USA - Georgia, December 13, 1991
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162711 / AF-201 (cn 557) Fighting 202 Superheats was well represented in the Carrier Air Wing (Reserve)- 20 practice Alpha Strike; here is a line-up of 3 of them headed by this glossy Block 140. A brand new airplane when delivered to VF-202 c.1987, Super 201 was the sqn. COs bird, and was notable for being the last production F-14A. The Gloss Gull Gray fuselage panel awkwardly interrupts the US national insignia on the forward fuselage.
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Photo ID: 2493117
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Grumman F-14A Tomcat
Marietta - Dobbins ARB (Atlanta NAS) (MGE / KMGE)
USA - Georgia, December 13, 1991
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162709 / AF-100 (cn 555) Friday the 13th, 1991 was memorable for me because that was when Carrier Air Wing (Reserve)-20 executed a practice Alpha (or Alfa, according to the Navy) Strike. Several aircraft met at NAS Atlanta from other locations, including 5 Tomcats. This is the CAG bird for VF-201 Hunters, a sharp Block 140 delivered new to the unit. It bears a 75th Anniv. of U.S. Naval Air Reserve sticker on the tail.
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Photo ID: 2493116
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Grumman F-14A Tomcat
Marietta - Dobbins ARB (Atlanta NAS) (MGE / KMGE)
USA - Georgia, December 13, 1991
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162708 / AF-101 (cn 554) Another Tomcat participant for the CVWR-20 practice Alpha Strike was the Skipper's plane of VF-201 Hunters from NAS Dallas, TX. Besides the 5 F-14s, there were 4 F/A-18s, 4 A-6s (based VA-205), a Prowler, and an E-2C.
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Photo ID: 2486239
Views: 740
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Grumman F-14A Tomcat
Orlando - Sanford International (Central Florida Regional) (SFB / KSFB)
USA - Florida, April 1978
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159601 / AB-200 (cn 148) The move toward low-viz color schemes for US Navy fighters is underway, as demonstrated by this VF-32 Swordsmen (NAS Oceana) Tomcat. The original Gull Gray and Insignia White scheme has been modified, with much of the white overpainted under the nose and on the stabilators, and the tails re-painted gray (originally white) and no more broad yellow bands. Later transferred to VF-142 and crashed on carrier approach in 1980. 1978 Sanford air show.
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Photo ID: 2485775
Views: 643
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Grumman F-14A Tomcat
Marietta - Dobbins ARB (Atlanta NAS) (MGE / KMGE)
USA - Georgia, September 15, 1989
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158617 / AF-110 (cn 18) A number of the Tomcats first assigned to Fighting 201 Hunters, NAS Dallas, TX, were older test aircraft that were reconditioned to Block 135 (late-A model) standard. This was one of the oldest- a Block 60, seen on a partly cloudy morning on the NAS Atlanta main ramp. The tail carries what became standard unit markings.
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Photo ID: 2485774
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Grumman F-14A Tomcat (G-303)
Marietta - Dobbins ARB (Atlanta NAS) (MGE / KMGE)
USA - Georgia, November 3, 1989
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158626 / AF-103 (cn 27) On the same day as the VF-201 Tomcat made its final check flight before departing NAS Atlanta after several months under repair (see photo 2002400), this squadron mate was seen on the transit line (probably transported the check pilot for Hunter 101). This is one of the reconditioned test aircraft (a Block 65) and it bears another variation on the tail insignia which was uncommon and short-lived.
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Photo ID: 2482918
Views: 1273
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Grumman F-14A Tomcat
Marietta - Dobbins ARB (Atlanta NAS) (MGE / KMGE)
USA - Georgia, June 25, 1989
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161619 / NK-210 (cn 478) That warm Sunday morning was the only time I was able to photograph Tomcats from sister squadrons VF-21 and 154 (both then assigned to CVW-14). Fighting 21 Freelancers were firm adherents to hi-viz schemes for a while, and this is a good example. I believe photographer C.J. "Heater" Heatley III (book, The Cutting Edge) was commander of the squadron then.
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Photo ID: 2482917
Views: 1083
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Grumman F-14A Tomcat (G-303)
Marietta - Dobbins ARB (Atlanta NAS) (MGE / KMGE)
USA - Georgia, June 25, 1989
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160682 / NK-110 (cn 301) Parked just a short distance away from another Tomcat from sister squadron VF-21 was this one from Fighting 154 Black Knights, seen on the NAS Atlanta main ramp. Unlike the Freelancers, the 'Knights more readily embraced the TPS scheme, as evidenced by this aircraft. A based VR-46 C-9 and Hangar 1 appear in the background. Both units were home-based at NAS Miramar, CA.
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Photo ID: 2482907
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Grumman F-14A Tomcat
Marietta - Dobbins ARB (Atlanta NAS) (MGE / KMGE)
USA - Georgia, October 13, 1989
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162708 / AF-101 (cn 554) This image of a fresh appearing Tomcat belies the story behind its presence on the main line at NAS Atlanta. An incident occurred to this aircraft when departing an air show, and it landed here, where it underwent extensive repairs for several months (see photo 2002400 for story). On this date, it was out on the line for engine calibration (note the red engine intake screen); it was another 2 weeks or so before it finally departed. Sqn. COs bird, VF-201 Hunters, NAS Dallas, TX.
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