DPD Productions

Makers of the...
"MilTenna"
Air Band Antennas



Aircraft Test Patches
Below you will find the North Spin's Test Patch Collection... Sorry, these are not for sale. If any test unit would like to send me their patch, you won't have to twist my arm very much... Please email me at: dave@thenorthspin.com All scans on this page are Copyright www.thenorth spin.com and are not to be re-posted or redistributed.
Paul Newman
Collection 1

Unit: USMC VMX-22 "Argonauts"
Based: Marine Corps Air Station - New River, NC
Type: Standard Squadron Patch
Period: N/A
Notes: Marine Tiltrotor Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron 22 (VMX-22) stood up in August 2003 and performs operational test and evaluation of the MV-22 Osprey.

Unit: US Naval Air Test Center - ASW (Yellow)
Based: Naval Air Station - Patuxent River, MD
Type: Center/Mission Patch
Period: N/A
Notes: Represents the Naval Air Test Center based at NAS Patuxent River and the antisubmarine aircraft testing done there.

Unit: US Naval Air Test Center - ASW (Black)
Based: Naval Air Station - Patuxent River, MD
Type: Center/Mission Patch
Period: N/A
Notes: Represents the Naval Air Test Center based at NAS Patuxent River and the antisubmarine aircraft testing done there.

Unit: USN AUTEC - Andros Ranges
Based: Andros Island, Bahamas
Type: Organization Patch
Period: N/A
Notes: The Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center (AUTEC) supports undersea warfare testing. Their range operating areas are located in the vicinity of Andros Island, Bahamas.

Unit: US Naval Coastal Systems Center - Air Operations
Based: Panama City, FL
Type: Center/Unit Patch
Period: N/A
Notes: Refers to air ops of what is now the Naval Surface Warefair Center based at Panama City, FL. They have their own heliport there. This center conducts research and development of mine and special warfare systems.

Unit: US Naval Air Test Center - Rotary Wing Test
Based: Naval Air Station - Patuxent River, MD
Type: Center/Unit Patch
Period: N/A
Notes: This represents the Naval Test Center at Patuxent River, and specifically the rotary wing aircraft testing done there.

Unit: USN HX-21 "Blackjacks" (Colored)
Based: Naval Air Station - Patuxent River, MD
Type: Squadron Patch
Period: N/A
Notes: Squadron patch for the Rotary Wing Air Test and Evaluation unit at Patuxent River, the HX-21 Blackjacks.

Unit: USN HX-21 "Blackjacks" (Low-Vis)
Based: Naval Air Station - Patuxent River, MD
Type: Squadron Patch
Period: N/A
Notes: Squadron patch for the Rotary Wing Air Test and Evaluation unit at Patuxent River, the HX-21 Blackjacks.

Unit: US Naval Air Test Center - Service Test
Based: Naval Air Station - Patuxent River, MD
Type: Center/Unit Patch
Period:
Notes: Exact organization unknown.

Unit: US Naval Air Test Center - Weapons System Test
Based: Naval Air Station - Patuxent River, MD
Type: Center/Unit Patch
Period: N/A
Notes: Organisation at Patuxent River.

Unit: US Naval Air Test Center
Based: Naval Air Station - Patuxent River, MD
Type: Center/Base Patch
Period: N/A
Notes: General patch for the USN Test Center and Naval Air Station Patuxent River, MD

Unit: US Naval Air Test Center - Naval Reserve
Based: Naval Air Station - Patuxent River, MD
Type: Organization Patch
Period: N/A
Notes: Exact organization unknown.

Unit: US Naval Air Test Center - Marine Aviation Detachment
Based: Naval Air Station - Patuxent River, MD
Type: Center/Unit Patch
Period: N/A
Notes: Represents the marine test detachment at Patuxent River.

Unit: US Naval Air Warfare Center - Aircraft Division
Based: Various Locations
Type: Organisation Patch
Period: N/A
Notes: Basic patch reresenting what is the air portion of the Naval Air Warfare Center.

Unit: US Naval Air Warfare Center - Aircraft Division (Lakenhurst)
Based: Lakenhurst, NJ
Type: Organisation Patch
Period: N/A
Notes: Specifically represents the Naval Air Warfare Center - Aircraft Division efforts based at Lakenhurst, NJ.

Unit: US Naval Air Warfare Center - Weapons Division
Based: Various Locations
Type: Organisation Patch
Period: N/A
Notes: The part of NavAir that focuses on weapons.

Unit: US Naval Air Warfare Center - Weapons Division
Based: Various Locations
Type: Organisation Patch
Period: N/A
Notes: Another version of the above patch, but with the plane pointing to the right.

Unit: US Naval Air Warfare Center - Patuxent River
Based: Naval Air Station - Patuxent River, MD
Type: Organisation/Base Patch
Period: N/A
Notes: Represents the Naval Air Warfare Center at NAS Patuxent River.

Unit: US Naval Research Laboratory
Based: Naval Air Station - Patuxent River, MD
Type: Organisation/Squadron Patch
Period: N/A
Notes: What is now known as VXS-1, which is the airborne unit that flies modified P-3 aircraft. They focus on Airborne Early Warning (AEW) and Airborne Engagement Capability (CEC), among other programs.

Unit: US Naval Research Laboratory - Flight Support Detachment
Based: Naval Air Station - Patuxent River, MD
Type: Organisation/Unit Patch
Period: N/A
Notes: Appears to represent what is now known as VXS-1, which is the air arm of the NRL.

Unit: US Naval Weapons Center - China Lake
Based: Naval Air Weapons Station - China Lake, CA
Type: Base Patch
Period: 2003
Notes: Base patch for China Lake.

Unit: USN Ordnance Test - China Lake
Based: Naval Air Weapons Station - China Lake, CA
Type: Organisation/Base Patch
Period: N/A
Notes: Representing the testing of weapons a China Lake.

Unit: US Naval Air Weapons Station - China Lake
Based: Naval Air Weapons Station - China Lake, CA
Type: Base Patch
Period: N/A
Notes: Past basic patch for the NAWS China Lake.

Unit: US Naval Air Weapons Station - China Lake - Sidewinder
Based: Naval Air Weapons Station - China Lake, CA
Type: Project/base Patch
Period: N/A
Notes: This focuses on th efforts to test the AIM-9 Sidewinder missile at NAWS China Lake.

Unit: US Naval Weapons Test Squadron - China Lake "Dust Devils"
Based: Naval Air Weapons Station - China Lake, CA
Type: Sqaudron Patch
Period: N/A
Notes: Version worn before name change to VX-31.

Unit: US Naval Weapons Test Squadron - China Lake "Dust Devils"
Based: Naval Air Weapons Station - China Lake, CA
Type: Sqaudron Patch
Period: N/A
Notes: Appears to be version used towards end of NWTSCL period and near begining of VX-31 period.

Unit: USN VX-31"Dust Devils"
Based: Naval Air Weapons Station - China Lake, CA
Type: Sqaudron Patch
Period: Present
Notes: Current day basic squadron patch worn by VX-31. Lack of "Dust Devils" name may be 'politically correct' issue.

Unit: USN VX-31"Dust Devils" - Hornet (Colored)
Based: Naval Air Weapons Station - China Lake, CA
Type: Sqaudron/Aircraft Type Patch
Period: N/A
Notes: Round shaped aircraft type representing the F/A-18 Hornet.

Unit: USN VX-31"Dust Devils" - Hornet (Colored)
Based: Naval Air Weapons Station - China Lake, CA
Type: Sqaudron/Aircraft Type Patch
Period: N/A
Notes: Diamond shaped aircraft type representing the F/A-18 Hornet.

Unit: USN VX-31"Dust Devils" - Hornet (Desert Low-Vis)
Based: Naval Air Weapons Station - China Lake, CA
Type: Sqaudron/Aircraft Type Patch
Period: N/A
Notes: Diamond shaped aircraft type representing the F/A-18 Hornet.

Unit: Phantom Convention (PhanCon) 1999
Based: (Visiting) Naval Air Station - Point Mugu, CA
Type: Special Event Patch
Period: 1999
Notes: Created to celebrate the PhanCon meet at NAS Point Mugu in 1996.

Unit: Phantom Convention (PhanCon) 1996
Based: (Visiting) Naval Air Station - Point Mugu, CA
Type: Special Event Patch
Period: 1996
Notes: Created to celebrate the PhanCon meet at NAS Point Mugu in 1996.

Unit: US Naval Weapons Test Squadron - Point Mugu
Based: Naval Air Station - Point Mugu, CA
Type: Squadron Patch
Period: N/A
Notes: Previous identity for what is now known as VX-30 "Bloodhounds".

Unit: US Naval Weapons Test Squadron (NWTSPM) - Point Mugu
Based: Naval Air Station - Point Mugu, CA
Type: Squadron Patch
Period: N/A
Notes: Same as above patch, but name abreviated.

Unit: USN Pacific Missile Test Center - Flight Test
Based: Naval Air Station - Point Mugu, CA
Type: Center Patch
Period: N/A
Notes: Representing the flight test ops for what was originally known as the PMTC at Point Mugu.

Unit: USN Pacific Missile Test Center
Based: Naval Air Station - Point Mugu, CA
Type: Center Patch
Period: 1980's
Notes: PMTS was one of the numerous past names for the weapons test center at Point Mugu.

Unit:
Based:
Type:
Period:
Notes:

Unit:
Based:
Type:
Period:
Notes:

Unit:
Based:
Type:
Period:
Notes:

Unit:
Based:
Type:
Period:
Notes:

Unit:
Based:
Type:
Period:
Notes:

Unit:
Based:
Type:
Period:
Notes:

Unit:
Based:
Type:
Period:
Notes:

Unit:
Based:
Type:
Period:
Notes:

Unit:
Based:
Type:
Period:
Notes:

Unit:
Based:
Type:
Period:
Notes:

Unit:
Based:
Type:
Period:
Notes:

Unit:
Based:
Type:
Period:
Notes:

Unit:
Based:
Type:
Period:
Notes:

Unit:
Based:
Type:
Period:
Notes:

Unit:
Based:
Type:
Period:
Notes:

Unit:
Based:
Type:
Period:
Notes:

Unit:
Based:
Type:
Period:
Notes:

Unit:
Based:
Type:
Period:
Notes:

Unit:
Based:
Type:
Period:
Notes:

Unit:
Based:
Type:
Period:
Notes:

Unit:
Based:
Type:
Period:
Notes:

Unit:
Based:
Type:
Period:
Notes:

Unit:
Based:
Type:
Period:
Notes:

Unit:
Based:
Type:
Period:
Notes:

Unit:
Based:
Type:
Period:
Notes:

Unit:
Based:
Type:
Period:
Notes:

Unit:
Based:
Type:
Period:
Notes:

Unit:
Based:
Type:
Period:
Notes:

Unit:
Based:
Type:
Period:
Notes:

Unit:
Based:
Type:
Period:
Notes:

Unit:
Based:
Type:
Period:
Notes:

Unit:
Based:
Type:
Period:
Notes:

Unit:
Based:
Type:
Period:
Notes:

Unit:
Based:
Type:
Period:
Notes:



Home - About - New - Archive - Gallery - Units - Patches - Books - Videos - Links - Site Index
All original content Copyright © 2006 - 2008 The North Spin