Aircraft Photo of 163416 | Grumman NF-14D Tomcat | USA - Navy |
Registration / Serial:163416
Military Code:200
Aircraft Original Type:Grumman F-14 Tomcat (G-303)
Aircraft Generic Type:Grumman F-14 Tomcat (G-303)
Aircraft Version:Grumman NF-14D Tomcat
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
Unit Markings:NAWCWD
C/n (msn):600/D-5
City / Airport:Point Mugu - NAS / Naval Bases Ventura CountyMap
Region / Country:California, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: KNTD   IATA: NTD   Local: NTD   Other: -
Photo Date:8 October 1999
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Photo ID: 142567
Photographer's Remark

Some Tomcats were specially configured as a test airframe for new avionica, weapons, databases, wiring and so on. In the Naval designation system, test airframes receive the letter N in front of the basic type. The NF-14Ds were based at NAS point Mugu (CA) and assigned to the Naval Weapons Test Squadron Point Mugu (NWTSPM). This unit was redesignated to Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD). This Tomcat shows the NAWCWD title on the leading edge, as well as the old Weapons Test Squadron on the tail.

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