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I was so lost in the cool cat that I didn't even notice the Butt name on the side of the cockpit... :lol: I can see why I gave you his old helmet :rofl:

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I never did ask how he got his call sign. He gave me one of his old flight helmets. I teach and was going to wear it for "crazy hat day", but I didn't want to walk around school all day with "BUTT" on the back of the helmet. :lol:/>/>/>

Yeah all it takes ot 1 kid with his phone cam and you'll the the 'butt' of the school's jokes for a while! Dang I'd kill to have an 80s HGU-33 with the full color sqn markings!

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WOW ..WOW ..WOW..I am in TOMCAT heaven ..thank you Darren...

and to everyone else who has contributed the other TOMCAT photos too..LOVE THEM...

THANK YOU .. :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub:

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For a taxiing F-14A (TF30), would the nozzles be open or closed? My guess would be closed but just to be sure. Thanks!

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For a taxiing F-14A (TF30), would the nozzles be open or closed? My guess would be closed but just to be sure. Thanks!

Nozzles are open when on the ground unless the throttles move past the first detent, they close when weight off whells. So for a Tomcat taxing they would be open for the most part.

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Nozzles are open when on the ground unless the throttles move past the first detent, they close when weight off whells. So for a Tomcat taxing they would be open for the most part.

Thanks Scott! So they are only closed after takeoff then?

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Anyone kknows which sqns operated the NACA vent A models before transitioning or sundown? Also where can I find a list of all the callsigns for all the Tomcat sqns, assuming its not classified or anything? Mucho gracias!

Andy

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I would think most of them. Prob not brief squadrons like VF-191 and 194, but most others.

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Everyone flying the F-14A after 1992 received the NACA vents. VF-213 just happened to be the first squadron but all of them followed fairly quickly.

-brian

Check out Tomcat Alley, anft.net, Wikipedia. There's a lot of online sources that have the callsigns for F-14 squadrons.

-brian

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Everyone flying the F-14A after 1992 received the NACA vents. VF-213 just happened to be the first squadron but all of them followed fairly quickly.

-brian

Check out Tomcat Alley, anft.net, Wikipedia. There's a lot of online sources that have the callsigns for F-14 squadrons.

-brian

Thanks Brian! Just went to have a look at Tomcat Alley and have made up a list of the callsigns in case anybody's interested.

VF-1 ‘Wolfpack’ Wichita

VF-2 ‘Bounty Hunters’ Bullet

VF-11’Red Rippers’ Ripper

VF-14 ‘Tophatters’ Camelot

VF-21 ‘Freelancers’ Lance

VF-24 ‘Fighting Renegades’ Rage

VF-31 ‘Tomcatters’ Tomcat

VF-32 ‘Swordsmen’ Gypsy

VF-33 ‘Starfighters’ Tarbox

VF-41 ‘Black Aces’ Fast Eagle

VF-51 ‘Screaming Eagles’ Eagles

VF-74 ‘BeDevilers’ Devil

VF-84/ 103 ‘Jolly Rogers’ Victory

VF-101’Grim Reapers’ Gunfighter

VF-102 ‘Diamondbacks’ Diamond

VF-103 ‘Sluggers’ Clubleaf

VF-111 “Sundowners’ Sundowner

VF-114 ‘Aardvarks’ Aardvark

VF-124 ‘Gunfighters’ Gunslinger

VF-142 ‘Ghostriders’ Dakota

VF-143 ‘Pukin’ Dogs’ Dog

VF-154 ‘Black Knights’ Black Knight

VF-191 ‘Satan’s Kittens’ Hellcat

VF-194 “Red Lightnings’ Hellfire

VF-201 ‘Hunters’ Hunter

VF-202 ‘Superheats’ Superheat

VF-211 ‘Fighting Checkmates’ Nickel

VF-213 ‘Black Lions’ Black Lion

VF-301 ‘Devil’s Disciples’ Devil

VF-302 ‘Stallions’ Stallion

Edited by torchf4

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AMK Hobby are coming out with a new tool F-14! Reputedly an A, B and D

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Thanks Brian! Just went to have a look at Tomcat Alley and have made up a list of the callsigns in case anybody's interested.

VF-1 ‘Wolfpack’ Wichita

VF-2 ‘Bounty Hunters’ Bullet

VF-11’Red Rippers’ Ripper

VF-14 ‘Tophatters’ Camelot

VF-21 ‘Freelancers’ Lance

VF-24 ‘Fighting Renegades’ Rage

VF-31 ‘Tomcatters’ Tomcat

VF-32 ‘Swordsmen’ Gypsy

VF-33 ‘Starfighters’ Tarbox

VF-41 ‘Black Aces’ Fast Eagle

VF-51 ‘Screaming Eagles’ Eagles

VF-74 ‘BeDevilers’ Devil

VF-84/ 103 ‘Jolly Rogers’ Victory

VF-101’Grim Reapers’ Gunfighter

VF-102 ‘Diamondbacks’ Diamond

VF-103 ‘Sluggers’ Clubleaf

VF-111 “Sundowners’ Sundowner

VF-114 ‘Aardvarks’ Aardvark

VF-124 ‘Gunfighters’ Gunslinger

VF-142 ‘Ghostriders’ Dakota

VF-143 ‘Pukin’ Dogs’ Dog

VF-154 ‘Black Knights’ Black Knight

VF-191 ‘Satan’s Kittens’ Hellcat

VF-194 “Red Lightnings’ Hellfire

VF-201 ‘Hunters’ Hunter

VF-202 ‘Superheats’ Superheat

VF-211 ‘Fighting Checkmates’ Nickel

VF-213 ‘Black Lions’ Black Lion

VF-301 ‘Devil’s Disciples’ Devil

VF-302 ‘Stallions’ Stallion

VF-31's call sign was actually "Bandwagon". "Tomcat" or "Tomcatter" was used unofficially at times towards the end of their time with the F-14, but they used "Bandwagon" for a fair bit of their time in Tomcats.

Edited by Neeko

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VF-31's call sign was actually "Bandwagon". "Tomcat" or "Tomcatter" was used unofficially at times towards the end of their time with the F-14, but they used "Bandwagon" for a fair bit of their time in Tomcats.

Thanks Neeko!

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Hi guys. And F-14 experts. Been looking at my Hobbyboss F-14 cockpit and the two circled bits don't look right, as can't find em in any references. What say you?

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Edited by darren

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Never mind brain fart. It would do me good to look right through the book, not just bits of it lol

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Anybody have detail shots of F-14B BuNo 163229 "Victory 105" from VF103? Would be greatly appreciated!

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Don't know if these were posted or not:

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How it happened:

the crew got wet but survived.

Jari

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Your photo is a different accident. That looks like it is on a bow cat and the video is from behind cat 4. Cool photo. Someone scratched the CAG bird... OOOPS.

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The youtube link and the photo matches, so same incident. Must have been one hell of a ride seeing the nose drift due to the jetwash and then realize ejection is the only option ;)

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Another viewpoint of the accident in the first video.

I don't know if the photo is from the same incident but there's no S-3 (as seen in the photo) in that position in the video...

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If you read the comments below the video some were there when it happened, one says the Tomcat was full of fuel and thus too heavy for the crane to lift it until it was defueled, which no doubt took awhile so by then a/c were moved around.

Jari

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