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USN VX-23 "Salty Dogs" Alltime Aircraft Roster
The 'Earliest' column refers to the earliest evidence found for the aircraft, ie: photo, registry, and so on. The 'Latest' column refers to the latest evidence found. The dates do NOT refer to the exact amount of time the aircraft were active. Note: Aircraft rosters are by no means 100% accurate or complete. Much thanks to Henk van der Lugt for information provided. All content is Copyright www.thenorthspin.com and is not to be re-posted or redistributed. Updated 10/29/16

VX-23 - NAS Patuxent River (SD)
Side #
Type
BuNo
Earliest
Latest
Notes
?
EA-6B
158033
3/05
?/??
Sent to museum?
?
F/A-18E
165169
?/01
?/06
(NAWC-AD) Originally demo "E5". Sent to CNATTU Oceana ?/06
?
F/A-18F
166616
?
10/05
Sent to VFA-103 ?/??
?
F/A-18F
166636
?
10/05
 
02
T-45A
162788
?
3/14
Pre-production proto-type delivered to VX-23 for evaluation. Eventually renumbered to 202.
100
F/A-18C
163476
?/03
10/05
 
100
F/A-18E
165537
10/04
12/07
Originally #400.
101
F/A-18C
163985
3/05
10/05
Changed to #401 ?/??
101
F/A-18E
165779
10/04
?/07
Originally #401. Modified and used in testing of E/A-18G systems ?/06
102
F/A-18C
163706
?/04
10/05
Changed to #402 in ?/06?
102
F/A-18E
166421
?/04
5/07
Possibly has Mode-S installed.
103
F/A-18A
162445
?
?/04
 
103
F/A-18E
166643
9/05
?/07
Photo 2/06
104
F/A-18C
164869
?/04
10/05
Eventually changed to #404.
105
F/A-18A
163093
3/92
10/05
 
107
F/A-18A
162437
7/03
6/04
Heard on radio 6/04
110
F/A-18A
163148
10/02
10/05
 
112
F/A-18A
?
?
?
Spotted in photo.
120
F/A-18D
163434
9/96
?/01
(NAWC-AD) Eventually changed to #420.
120
F/A-18F
165875
9/05
?/07
Photo with red & white tail logo and extended nose probe 9/05. Flown as first aircraft configured as E/A-18G on 3/3/06.
121
F/A-18F
166449
?/04
?/07
Photo 10/05
122
F/A-18D
163986
?
3/05
Photo w/red bolt on tail 3/05. Changed to #422 ?/??
122
F/A-18F
166658
?
11/05
New Lot 28 used on ECM testing for E/A-18G equipment 11/05
122
F/A-18F
166666
?/06
?/07
 
123
F/A-18D
164040
?/04
10/05
 
123
F/A-18F
166812
8/07
2/08
One of the latest lot F/A-18. Spotted in 'CAG' style scheme, with red white & blue tail and SD bolt logo ?/07.
124
F/A-18F
166637
?
10/05
Heard on radio 10/05
187
F/A-18E
166432
?
?/04
 
201
F-14A
159828
?
9/96
(NAWC-AD)
201
?
?
?
8/06
Heard on radio 8/06
202
NF-14A
159455
?
7/97
Listed by SQ as: "Instrumented for ordinance separation testing and contains NVG lighting kit" 7/97. Struck for parts ?/97.
202
T-45A
162788
11/04
3/14
Originally #235. Heard on radio 9/05. Sent to NAS Kingsville in 3/14 to be stripped and sent away for fatigue life testing. All the main structural components were then sent to various testing facilities.
205
F-14A
159829
?
7/97
Listed by SQ as: "largely uninstrumented... Used for chase, currency, and flight deck certifications" 7/97. Displayed at Wings Over the Rockies Museum
205
T-45C
163635
9/05
3/14
Originally T-45A, then received C cockpit upgrade. Underwent maintenance at Kingsville ?/16 and still with VX-23 as of 9/16
206
?
?
?
10/05
Heard on radio 10/05
207
NF-14A
160658
4/88
?/01
Listed by SQ as: "Complete flying qualities instrumentation for F-14A DFCS testing" 7/97. Used in the Digital Flight Control System program. Wore "DFCS" & black stripes on nose.
211
F/A-18E
165164
?/01
?/07
Originally demo "E1".
212
F/A-18E
165165
1/06
?/07
Originally demo "E2".
213
F/A-18E
165167
8/06
?/07
Originally demo "E3". Modified and used in testing of E/A-18G systems ?/06
222
F/A-18E
?
?
3/05
Photo 3/05
222
F/A-18F
165170
?/06
?/07
 
230
NF-14D
163412
7/97
4/02
Listed by SQ as: "1st production 'D', full air to ground package with wingtip camera mounts and structural instrumentation" 7/97. To AFARC 4/9/02.
231
NF-14D
163417
?
7/97
Listed by SQ as: "6th production 'D', full air to ground package with wingtip camera mounts and structural instrumentation" 7/97.
235
T-45A
163635
?
?/04
 
305
F/A-18A
161709
5/95
?/97
 
320
F/A-18B
161704
?/04
?/07
 
321
F/A-18B
162419
?/04
6/08
Flew chase on first flight of F-35B 'BF-01' at Fort Worth, TX 6/11/08
322
F/A-18B
161938
?
?/07
 
323
F/A-18B
161947
9/02
?/06
 
324
F/A-18B
161723
10/02
6/07
 
325
F/A-18B
162408
?/04
?/07
Photo 9/05
400
F/A-18C
163476
9/04
?/07
Photo with many separation test target decals 12/05
400
F/A-18E
165537
?/02
10/05
Photo with many camera targets on fuseluge side ?/?? Eventually changed to #100.
401
F/A-18E
165779
11/02
10/05
Eventually changed to #101.
401
F/A-18C
163985
?/04
5/07
Originally #101.
402
F/A-18C
163706
?/04
6/06
Originally #102. Heard on radio 6/06.
403
F/A-18A
162445
?
?/04
Spotted stored at AMARC and still wearing many camera targets 7/07
403
F/A-18C
163987
9/05
?/07
Photo 9/05. Sent from VX-31 as #107 ?/??
404
F/A-18C
164869
?
?/07
Originally #104.
405
F/A-18A
163093
10/04
?/06
 
405
F/A-18E
?
?
?
Photo ?/03?
410
F/A-18A
163148
10/04
9/05
Heard on radio 9/05
411
F/A-18E
166420
?/03
?/06
Sent to VFA-106 ?/??
412
F/A-18E?
?
?
9/05
Heard on radio 9/05
420
F/A-18D
163434
10/04
?/07
Originally #120 under NAWC-AD.
420
F/A-18F
?
?
?/03
Photo ?/03
421
F/A-18F
165929
?
?/03
Photo ?/03? with red bolt on tail.
422
F/A-18D
163986
?/04
5/07
Originally #122.
423
F/A-18D
164040
10/04
?/07
Heard on radio ?/06
521
EA-18G
166641
9/06
?
Technically started as F/A-18F (F-134) but moded into what is referred to as an NEA-18G (first "Growler" EMD aircraft produced). ID'd as "EA-1" and made its first flight from the Boeing St. Louis plant on 8/16/06. Delivered to NAS Patuxent River 9/22/06 with the rear half of its vertical stabs painted red. Sent to China Lake ?/??
522
EA-18G
166642
11/06
11/07
Technically started as F/A-18F (F-135) but moded into what is referred to as an NEA-18G (second "Growler" EMD aircraft produced). ID'd as "EA-2" and made its first flight from the Boeing St. Louis plant on 11/10/06. Delivered to NAS Patuxent River 11/29/06. Sent to China Lake 11?/07
533
EA-6B
?
?
4/06
 
534
EA-6B
156481
?/02
?/07
 
535
EA-6B
158804
10/05
1/07
 
536
EA-6B
159909
10/02
?/07
Heard on radio 9/05
537
EA-6B
160434
5/05
6/07
Photo 5/05. Spotted with Mode S installed 4/07.
551
EA-18G
166855
9/07
?
First production EA-18G known as 'G-1'. Delivered from Boeing St. Louis to Pax wearing basic gray and 'NJ' VAQ-129 markings 9/10/07



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