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
VF-3 pilots wore the M422-A jacket with their legendary Felix the Cat patch. VF-3 flew F-4F Wildcats from the carriers Saratoga, Lexington, and Yorktown in historic battles at Wake, Bougainville, the Battle of the Coral Sea, and Midway. It became one of the Navy's most famous squadrons and its patches symbols of courage, honor, and bravery. The "Felix" patch was so popular, it was also adopted by VF-6, but Felix faced to the right instead of left. In today's Navy, a similar Felix patch is worn by the aviators of VF-31. Thanks to www.gibson-barnes.com for the information. Price Includes Economy Shipping
The Red Rippers began their long and colorful history as VF-5, established on February 1, 1927, at Hampton Roads, Virginia. Shortly thereafter, the squadron adopted the boar’s head insignia, which is based on the design used on bottles of Gordon's gin. A faint outline of the Red Ripper boar’s head can be seen in the shock wave cloud surrounding the supersonic F-14D Tomcat in the painting 'Command Performance'. Thanks to www.highironillustrations.com for the information. Price Includes Economy Shipping
The Top Hatters were activated as VF-1 in 1919 and are the Navy's oldest continuously active squadron. In 1942 it was designated VS-41 and flew SBD-3 Dauntless torpedo bombers from USS Ranger in the North African Theater of Operations. In November 1943 it was redesignated VB-4 flying the SBD-5 Dauntless against German forces in Norway. Thanks to www.gibson-barnes.com for the information. Price Includes Economy Shipping
The chess piece patch was used from June 12, 1946 until October 19, 1950 1946: VF-18A was assigned the Grumman F8F Bearcat. February 2, 1947 through March 19, 1947: VF-18A flying the Vought F4U-4 Corsair I embarked on United States Ship Randolph CV-15, for its second cruise. This tour was to the Caribbean. Thanks to a4skyhawk.org for the information. Price Includes Economy Shipping
It is not yet known what squadron patch, if any, was adopted at the establishment of VF-74-A (Fighter Squadron SEVENTY FOUR A), its successor VF-74 (Fighter Squadron SEVENTY FOUR) or its successor VF-1-B (Fighter Squadron ONE B). About the time VF-21 (Fighter Squadron TWENTY-ONE) began receiving F9F-2 Panthers (replacing F4U-5 Corsairs, the squadron took the moniker of "Mach Busters" or "Mach Knockers" and the "Mach Buster" patch was adopted. Three white diamonds adorn the back of the armored fist. Thanks to a4skyhawk.org for the information. Price Includes Economy Shipping
VF-22 USS Lake Champlain World Cruise 6.75" x 6.25" Patch
VF-24 Fighter Squadron 24, called the Fighting Renegades was a fighter squadron of the United States Navy. Fighter Squadron 24 was originally commissioned as Fighter Squadron 211 in June 1955 at NAS Moffett Field. The unit flew the Fj-3 Fury aboard the USS Bon Homme Richard . The squadron transitioned to the F8U Crusader in 1957. Then on 9 March 1959, the Squadron was redesignated VF-24 Fighter Squadron 24. Thanks to Wikipedia for the information. Price Includes Economy Shipping
This patch is worn by any member of the "Black Aces" showing that the Tomcat is capable of carrying a "plethora" of weapons. They have something for just about every type mission. Thanks to www.av8rstuff.com for the information. Price Includes Economy Shipping
The present VF-41 was created at NAS Oceana on the 1st of September 1950, becoming the fourth US Navy squadron to bear that designation. At first the squadron was equipped with the F-4U Corsair, but early in the 1950's transitioned to F-2H Banshees. While with the Banshees VF-41 deployed to the Mediterranean and Far East onboard the USS Independence. The Banshees were lost in 1959, when VF-41 received the F3H-2 Demon. Thanks to www.topedge.com for the information. Price Includes Economy Shipping
The "Black Aces" of VF-41 operated the F-14A out of NAS Oceana, VA. Callsign "Fast Eagle", they were established in September 1950 and transitioned from the F-4Ns in April 1976 to their current platform. In August 1981, the Black Aces downed 2 Su-22 "Fitter" fighters after being attacked during an exercise. Thanks to www.av8rstuff.com for the information. Price Includes Economy Shipping
USS Wasp (CV-7), laid down in 1936, was an aircraft carrier that saw action in World War II in the Atlantic and Pacific, until sunk by enemy action in September 1942. USS Wasp (CV-18) took the place of the previous Wasp in 1943 and served until 1972. Thanks to www.wwiijeepparts.com for the information. Price Includes Economy Shipping
VF-74, Fighter Squadron 74, Be-Devilers was an aviation unit of the United States Navy in service from 1944 to 1994.VF-74 was established on 16 April 1945 as VBF-20 flying the F4U-1 Corsair from NAS Wildwood in New Jersey. After six months they transitioned to the F6F Hellcat but soon changed to F8F Bearcats. During World War II the squadron flew from the USS Kasaan Bay and participated in the invasion of southern France (Operation Dragon) as part of Task Force 88. Thanks to Wikipedia for the information. Price Includes Economy Shipping
Fighter Squadron 92 (VF-92) went through three distinct phases in its history, starting as VF-92 on 12 January 1944 until being disbanded at the end of WW II on December 18 1945. It resurfaced as VF-74 from 1946 through 1952; as VF-92 from latter 1952 to 1962; as VF-54 from latter 1962 to 1963, and finally in October 1963 to be redesignated VF-92 once again until finally disestablished on 12 December 1975. Thanks to www.gibson-barnes.com for the information. Price Includes Economy Shipping
The squadron's first insignia was the Flying Tiger Shark with a back-ground of light blue with a buzz saw outline in red; the upper part of the shark was dark blue, the lower part white and the shark was outlined in black; gold wings with a white eye and red pupil; the carrier was gray outlined in black with white streaks running from the carrier to the tail of the shark. Thanks to a4skyhawk.org for the information. Price Includes Economy Shipping
The VF-101 'Grim Reapers' are the training squadron for the F-14 Tomcat and are located at NAS Oceana, VA. They were established in May 1952 and began transitioning to the F-14 Tomcat in 1976, but also flew F-4s until 1977. They fly the F-14A and F-14B models. Thanks to www.av8rstuff.com for the information. Price Includes Economy Shipping
Callsign "GUNFIGHTER", the Grim Reapers of VF-101 are the only training squadron for the F-14 Tomcat now, and are located on the East coast at the Master Jet Base, NAS Oceana, VA. They were established in May 1952, flying the F-4 Phantoms until transitioning to the Tomcat in 1975. Thanks to www.av8rstuff.com for the information. Price Includes Economy Shipping
Price includes shipping to most locations. Additional fees may apply for Euro, South America and Africa Countries. Thanks Wikipedia for the following information: In 1961, VF-114 transitioned to the McDonald Douglas F-4 Phantom II, becoming the first deployable Pacific Fleet fighter squadron to do so. At this point, VF-114 also changed its name and insignia to an Aardvark, apparently inspired by the resemblance between the F-4 and the cartoon character Aardvark in the "BC" "comic strip. This change became official in 1963. At some point the squadron had a 2-foot replica of "B.C." comic's aardvark created, which was named "Zott" (for the sound the aardvark made in the comic) and proudly displayed in the squadron's ready room afloat and ashore. Zott was also said to be the squadron's "Watchvark," guarding against intruders from other squadrons.
Thanks Wikipedia for the following. Fighter Squadron 114 (VF-114) was a fighter squadron of the United States Navy that was active from 1945 through 1993. Nicknamed the "Aardvarks", it was based out of Naval Air Station Miramar, California. The squadron flew combat missions during the Korean War and Vietnam War. VF-114 was deactivated as part of the post-Cold War drawdown of forces on April 30, 1993. Price includes basic economy shipping to most countries, additional fees may incur for Euro, African, South American countries.
VF-121 Fighter Squadron 121 of the US Navy and was disestablished on 30 September 1980. VF-121 was originally VF-781, a reserve squadron, established on 2 August 1950. On July 1, 1946, VF-121, The Pacemakers were stationed at Naval Air Station Alamitos, CA. They were called into service in 1953 to serve in Korea. Thanks to Wikipedia for the information. Price Includes Economy Shipping
Strike Fighter Squadron 154 (VFA-154), also known as "City Dump" throughout the Vietnam War, is a United States Navy strike fighter squadron stationed at Naval Air Station Lemoore. The "Dumpers" petitioned to have their call sign changed in the late 1970s to the Black Knights, and were granted the change. Thanks to Wikipedia for the information. Price Includes Economy Shipping to most countries, additional charges for EURO, South America, and African countries.
Strike Fighter Squadron 192 (VFA-192), also known as the "World Famous Golden Dragons", are a United States Navy F/A-18C Hornet fighter squadron stationed at NAS Lemoore. They are attached to Carrier Air Wing 9, their tailcode is NG, and their radio callsign is Dragon. Thanks to Wikipedia for the information. Price Includes Economy Shipping
VF-192 was established as VF-153 in March 1945. Its first deployment was aboard USS Antietam (CV-36) in March 1947 flying F6F Hellcats. After that deployment, the squadron’s designation was changed to VF-15A, then a short while later to VF-151. In 1949, the squadron began training in the F8F Bearcat at NAS Alameda, California. The following January they sailed aboard USS Boxer (CV-21). Upon their return they transitioned to the F4U Corsair. Thanks to www.gibson-barnes.com for the information.. Shipping to most countries, additional charges for EURO, South America, and African countries.
The VFA-192 World Famous Golden Dragons, based out of NAS Atsugi, Japan. They originally were commissioned as VF-153 in March 1945, but became VA-192 in March 1956. They flew the FJ-4B and the A-7 Corsair, but were redesignated as VFA-192 in January 1985 and acquired the F/A-18C Hornet during a ceremony at Pearl Harbor as the USS Midway was heading to retirement, and cross-decked over to the USS Independence. Thanks to www.av8rstuff.com for the information. Price Includes Economy Shipping
Garrison/Combat: Combat Deployable Type: Air Units - Fixed Wing Parent Unit: Fixed Wing Active Duty/Reserve: Active Duty Existing/Disbanded: Decommissioned Strength: Air Squadron Thanks to airforce.togetherweserved.com for the information. Price Includes Economy Shipping
The Tiger and Parrot patch was a modification of the un-official patch and was in use September of 1955 for at least a year. The origin of the patch, as explained to Herrick M. Drake (O-6, Ret'd) when he checked aboard in 1955, was that the torpedo represented the historical event of the squadron's destruction of the Whanchon Dam during the Korean War. The tiger on his back referred to the previous nickname, The Fighting Tigers, and the parrot on his back referred to a joke that for some reason always came up at squadron parties. Thanks to a4skyhawk.org for the information. Price Includes Economy Shipping
Strike Fighter Squadron 213 (VFA-213) Black Lions is an aviation unit of the United States Navy based at Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia (USA). It was established in 1955 and is currently equipped with the Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet . The squadron is assigned to Carrier Air Wing Eight and uses the radio callsign Lion. Thanks to Wikipedia for the information. Price Includes Economy Shipping
VF-653's "Warrior Dragon" patch was authorized February 7, 1951. The central figure is the "Warrior Dragon" symbolizing the terrifying qualities representative of a fighter squadron, and the shield portraying its strength. Thanks to a4skyhawk.org for the information. Price Includes Economy Shipping
Strike Fighter Squadron 195 (VFA-195), also known as the "Dambusters", is a United States Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet fighter squadron stationed at Naval Air Facility Atsugi. They are a part of Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW-5) and their tail code is NF. Thanks to Wikipedia for the information. Price Includes Economy Shipping
VFP-61 Det Charlie Brown 1959 Far East Cruise 4.75" Patch