Established at NAS Miramar at the same time as VF-1 the squadron completed crew training and received it's first F-14s in July 1973. Squadron markings in the 70's were among the most colorful of all F-14 units. They composed a blue rudder with two white stars, the 'NE' tailcode and a blue/white/red sash on the forward fuselage, known as a "Langley Stripe", in reference to the markings carried by aircraft flying from the first ever US navy carrier, the USS Langley (CV-1). Most recent markings seem to be a small 'NE on the rudder and a skull on the tail. Thanks to www.topedge.com for the information. Price Includes Economy Shipping
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