Aircraft Photo of 163223 | Grumman NF-14B Tomcat | USA - Navy |
Registration / Serial:163223
Military Code:210
Aircraft Original Type:Grumman F-14 Tomcat (G-303)
Aircraft Generic Type:Grumman F-14 Tomcat (G-303)
Aircraft Version:Grumman NF-14B Tomcat
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
Unit Markings:NAWCWD
C/n (msn):584
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: 145758
Photographer's Remark

A permanent test Tomcat for the Naval Air Warfare Center-Weapons Division at its homebase Point Mugu. This F-14B (Block 150, FY 1987) was delivered to the US Navy in 1989 and served from the early 90s within the Test and Evaluation community. Since the mid 90s, BuNo 163223 was used as the F-14B Avionics Upgrade Prototype and was therefore specially wired and configured. It received an N in its type designation to make it clear that this aircraft was not suitable for regular carrier deployments as it deviates from normal standard F-14s. The NF-14B was scrapped at AMARG in July 2007.

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