for those in the know, I want to model this jet (at least I think this is how it looked):
F-14A-135-GR Tomcat, BuNo 162594, c/n 516, coded AD 136, of VF-101. I'm not sure this is actually 162594 but willing to fudge it.
There is another pic here with a different modex; (Dated 4 Dec 2000)
This is the jet that crashed in the Gulf of Mexico on mission out of NAS Key West, Florida on 3 Oct 2002. On 5 May 2006, one of this Tomcat's tailfins washed up on a beach W of Cork, Ireland, having floated 4,900 miles (7,900 km.) across the Atlantic. There is a photo of the fin but the lower half is covered in sand, so I can't see if the "AD" is on the outer (as second link above) or the inner rudder (as per first).
Need help in narrowing down which set of decals (or sets even!) I need to do this, in both 1/72 and 1/48.
Also the scheme, presume it's standard (weathered) TPS?