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Subject: SH-60F - USN VX-1 - Side #44 BuNo 164070
Location: West Chester-Brandywine AP, PA
Date: 10/14/2006

Notes: Wears the 'sinking sub' VX-1 logo on side.


Subject: F-15E - USAF 46th TW 40th FLTS - Serial #86-0188
Location: Oceana NAS, VA
Date: 9/9/2006

Notes: Based at Eglin AFB. Full designation is F-15E-42-MC. Notice gun port and other orange covers.


Subject: F-16B - USAF 46th TW 40th FLTS - Serial #90-0951
Location: Oceana NAS, VA
Date: 9/8/2006

Notes: Based at Eglin AFB. One of numerous F-16s that were built for Pakistan but embargoed and stored at AMARC for over 10 years. Entered AMARC as FG0025 on 8/23/93. #951 was brought into service with the 40th FLTS 4/03


Subject: MH-60R - USN VX-1 - Side #52 BuNo 166407
Location: West Chester-Brandywine AP, PA
Date: 10/16/2005

Notes: Wearing external tank.


Subject: U-6A - USN Test Pilot School - Side #35 BuNo 164525
Location: Patuxent River NAS, MD
Date: 9/3/2005

Notes: Otherwise known as the De Havilland built "Beaver".


Subject: NU-1B - USN Test Pilot School - Side #30 BuNo 144670
Location: Patuxent River NAS, MD
Date: 9/16/2005

Notes: The only NU-1B in use by the USN.


Subject: MV-22B - HX-21 - BuNo 165443
Location: Patuxent River NAS, MD
Date: 9/3/2005

Notes: Part of the 165433 to 165444 block.


Subject: F/A-18B - USN Test Pilot School - Side #01 BuNo 161357
Location: Patuxent River NAS, MD
Date: 9/3/2005

Notes: One of numerous TPS Hornets.


Subject: T-45C - USN VX-23 - Side #205 BuNo 163635
Location: Patuxent River NAS, MD
Date: 9/3/2005

Notes: #205 was originally an 'A' model, but fitted with a 'C' cockpit upgrade.


Subject: S-3B - USN VX-20 - Side #770 BuNo 159770
Location: Patuxent River NAS, MD
Date: 9/3/2005

Notes: Has "VX-20" on the side and the "Force Test" logo on the tail. It's unknown if this aircraft actually served with VX-20 at one time.


Subject: T-2C - USN Test Pilot School - Side #24 BuNo 158330
Location: Patuxent River NAS, MD
Date: 9/3/2005

Notes: The TPS crest can be seen on the tail.


Subject: T-38A - USN Test Pilot School - Side #14 BuNo 674943
Location: Patuxent River NAS, MD
Date: 9/3/2005

Notes: One of numerous T-38 aircraft used by the TPS.


Subject: T-6A - USN VX-20 - Side #958 BuNo 165958
Location: Patuxent River NAS, MD
Date: 9/3/2005

Notes: #958 is ex USAF 95-3001 and first in the block of 165958 to 166285. The tail wears a VX-20 "Force Test" logo.


Subject: NP-3D - USN Test Pilot School - Side #443 BuNo 153443
Location: Patuxent River NAS, MD
Date: 9/3/2005

Notes: Nicknamed "El Coyote", this Orion was originally built as a P-3B. It later went through various rebuilds, including YP-3C and RP-3D.


Subject: X-32B - Patuxent River Aviation Museum
Location: Patuxent River NAS, MD
Date: 9/3/2005

Notes: The X-32B was Boeing's STOVL variant entry to the JSF competition. The aircraft made its first vertical landing on its 49th test flight on 6/27/01.


Subject: QF-4E - USAF 53rd W 82nd ATRS - Serial #74-1652
Location: Andrews AFB, MD
Date: 5/21/2005

Notes: One of the show birds of "Team Target", based at Tyndall AFB, FL.


Subject: OV-10A - NASA Langley - Serial #67-14687 (N524NA)
Location: Andrews AFB, MD
Date: 5/19/2006

Notes: Based at NASA's Langley Research Center in VA, this North American-Rockwell "Bronco" was originally USAF #67-14687 and based at Shaw AFB.


Subject: F/A-18A - NASA Dryden - BuNo 161519 (N843NA)
Location: Andrews AFB, MD
Date: 5/19/2006

Notes: One of Dryden's support F/A-18 aircraft, #843 was originally a Blue Angeles Hornet.


Subject: G-1159 - NASA JSC - (N949NA)
Location: Washington-Dulles International AP, VA
Date: 5/20/2006

Notes: This Gulfstream II-SP is one of numerous Gulfstream jets utilized by NASA. Notice the lack of NASA markings.




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