3 results found
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 County (KNTD / NTD)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:8 October 1999
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Photo ID:145758
View count: 74
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.
Registration / Serial:163223
Aircraft Version:Grumman NF-14B Tomcat
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
C/n (msn):584
City / Airport:Point Mugu - NAS / Naval Bases Ventura County (KNTD / NTD)
Photo Date:8 October 1999
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
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 County (KNTD / NTD)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:8 October 1999
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Photo ID:142567
View count: 46
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.
Registration / Serial:163416
Aircraft Version:Grumman NF-14D Tomcat
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
C/n (msn):600/D-5
City / Airport:Point Mugu - NAS / Naval Bases Ventura County (KNTD / NTD)
Photo Date:8 October 1999
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
City / Airport:Glasgow - International (EGPF / GLA)Map
Region / Country:Scotland, United Kingdom
Photo Date:8 October 1999
Photo by:Alastair T. GardinerContact
Photo ID:57091
View count: 21
Registration / Serial:G-BUSI
Aircraft Version:Airbus A320-211
Operator / Titles:British Airways
C/n (msn):103
City / Airport:Glasgow - International (EGPF / GLA)
Photo Date:8 October 1999
Photo by:Alastair T. GardinerContact