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USN VX-9 "Vampires" 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. XE is the main code for VX-9 at China Lake. XF was the code for the disestablished Det. at NAS Point Mugu. Note: Aircraft rosters are by no means 100% accurate or complete. 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 10/25/08

VX-9 "Vampires" - China Lake NAWS (XE)
Side #
Type
BuNo
Earliest
Latest
Notes
?
F/A-18F
166638
?
10/05

 

?
F/A-18C
163429
?
10/05
Sent from VX-31 ?/??
?
F/A-18C
165208
10/05
10/06
To VFA-131 as #400 10/06
3x?
UH-1Y
166476
5/06
?
Sent to VX-9 from Patuxent 5/06
32
UH-1Y
166475
5/06
8/06
Converted from UH-1N 160446. Sent to VX-9 from Patuxent 5/06. Wearing Vampire logo 8/06.
4x?
AH-1Z
166478
5/06
?
Sent to VX-9 from Patuxent 5/06
4x?
AH-1Z
166479
5/06
?
Sent to VX-9 from Patuxent 5/06
61
EA-6B
163032
?
?
Spotted in photo ?/??
100
F/A-18E
165780
4/02
?/06
#500 with basic gray at Kern Co. show 4/02. Gold & blue CO scheme with white VX-4 bunny on inside of tails at Mugu show 9/04. Borrowed panel on right showing 165804 at Miramar show 10/04. Bunny logo removed ?/06. Photo "Airtevron Nine" on spine ?/08
105
F/A-18E
165873
?
?/03
Spotted at Van Nuys show ?/03
120
F/A-18E
?
?
5/08
Spotted in basic gray 5/08
121
F/A-18E
165896
8/05
10/05
Heard on radio 8/05
126
F/A-18E
165898
?
?
 
127
F/A-18E
165905
?
?/03
Spotted in photo ?/03
130
F/A-18E
166422
?
?/03
Spotted in photo ?/03
131
F/A-18E
166428
10/04
10/05
Spotted in photo 10/04
140
F/A-18E
166601
10/04
10/05
Delivered new 10/04
141
F/A-18E
166602
?
2/05
 
150
F/A-18E
166644
?
12/05
Spotted at March 12/05
151
F/A-18E
166645
?
1/06
Spotted at El Centro 1/06
160
F/A-18E
166775
10/06
1/07
Spotted on the show "Man, Moment, Machine" with ex USN Pilot Hunter Ellis.
161
F/A-18E
166782
?/07
11/07
Heard on radio 11/07
170
F/A-18E
?
2/08
?
Photo on Hawaii deployment 2/08.
171
F/A-18E
?
2/08
?
Photo on Hawaii deployment 2/08.
200
F/A-18F
165804
2/05
3/08
Spotted with yellow splash on leading edges of verticals and star bar across nose 11/07.
202
F/A-18F
165543
?
?/00
Originally ship "F4". First VX-9 18F delivered. Sent to VFA-122 ?/00
204
F/A-18F
?
?
?
 
212
F/A-18F?
?
?
6/01
Heard on radio 6/01
213
F/A-18F
?
?
?
Seen in photo ?/??
220
F/A-18E
?
8/06
1/07
Heard on radio 8/06. Spotted on the show "Man, Moment, Machine" with ex USN Pilot Hunter Ellis going for a flight with a SHARP pod mounted.
221
F/A-18F
165914
?
?/02
Photo ?/02. Sent to VX-31 ?/??
223
F/A-18?
?
?
?
 
225
F/A-18?
?
?
4/04
Heard on radio 4/04
230
F/A-18F
166453
?
4/04
Heard on radio 4/04
231
F/A-18F
166451
?
6/04
Black VX-4 bunny applied to tails and photos with VX-9 #1 all black F-14, for Point Mugu F-14 Det. decommission ceremony 6/04.
240
F/A-18F
166615
10/04
2/05
Spotted at Kern Co. & Miramar Shows 10/04.
241
F/A-18F
166610
2/08
8/08
Sent from VX-23 as #122 ?/?? Photo on Hawaii deployment 2/08.
243
F/A-18F
166639
?
12/05
One of first delivered with APG-79 radar. Photo 12/05
244
F/A-18F
166640
10/05
12/05
One of first delivered with APG-79 radar. Photo 12/05
260
F/A-18F
166791
11/06
2/08
Photo 11/06 and 8/07. Photo on Hawaii deployment 2/08.
261
F/A-18F
166797
4/07
8/07
 
262
F/A-18F
166798
?
4/07
 
263
F/A-18F
166799
?
8/07
Spotted with #260 at Corpus Christi NAS 8/07
300
F/A-18C
164976
?
?
Originally #400 and had yellow & blue CO paint scheme. With VMFA-323  as of ?/06
301
F/A-18C
164007
?
10/03
Originally #401?
302
F/A-18C
165400
10/04
2/05
Photo 10/04. With VFA-131 as of ?/06
303
F/A-18C
165225
7/07
5/08
Photo flying w/German Mig 29s ?/??
304
F/A-18C
163428
?
?
Basic gray scheme. Sent to VFA-106.
310
F/A-18A
162837
?
?/97
Photo at Edwards ?/97
311
F/A-18A
162893
?
?/97
Photo at Edwards ?/97
314
F/A-18A
163094
?
?
 
400
F/A-18C
164976
?
4/02
Originally had yellow & blue CO paint scheme. Last seen as #400 4/02. Changed to #300 ?/??. With VMFA-323  as of ?/06
400
F/A-18D
164237
?
7/07
Spotted in basic gray ?/07
401
F/A-18C
164007
?
?
Changed to #301?
401
F/A-18D
164254
10/05
9/08
Possibly refurbished at North Island Depot mid 07. Spotted 9/08.
402
F/A-18D
164901
?
2/05
With VMFA(AW)-224 as of ?/06
402
F/A-18D
164674
2/05
10/05
Sent to VMFA(AW)-121 ?/??
403
F/A-18D
163994
?
3/04
With VFA-125 as of 10/06
404
F/A-18C
16494?
?
?/97
Photo ?/97
405
F/A-18C
?
?
?
 
406
F/A-18C
165400
?
10/05
With VFA-131  as of ?/06
500
EA-6B
163406
?
?/02
Originally #633. Photo ?/02
500
F/A-18E
165780
4/02
?/06
Changed to #100 and painted into yellow & blue CO scheme ?/??. Last spotted as #500 at Kern Co. show 4/04
501
F/A-18F
?
?
?/00
Photo ?/00
502
F/A-18F
165542
?
?
 
504
F/A-18E
165661
?
?/00
Photo ?/00
505
F/A-18E
165534
?
?
 
506
F/A-18E
165535
?
?
 
510
F/A-18F
165678
?
?
 
511
F/A-18F
165803
?
?
 
521
EA-18G
166641
12/07
6/08
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 ?/?? Participated in Nellis ME 12/07
522
EA-18G
166642
12/07
6/08
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. Spent time with VX-31 late 07. Participated in Nellis ME 12/07
526
EA-6B
?
?
8/04
Spotted at Whidbey 8/04
536
EA-6B
?
?
?/05
Photo with “ICAP III” on the spine ?/05?
552
EA-18G
166856
?
6/08
Second production EA-18G known as 'G-2'. Spotted in basic gray and 'NJ' VAQ-129 markings 6/08. Vertical stabs painted white with round VX-9 logo and renumbered to 572 ?/08.
572
EA-18G
166856
?/08
10/08
Second production EA-18G known as 'G-2'. Originally delivered new to VX-9 in basic gray and 'NJ' VAQ-129 markings. Vertical stabs painted white with round VX-9 logo and renumbered to 572 ?/08.
573
EA-18G
166857
?
6/08
Third production EA-18G known as 'G-3'. Spotted in 'NJ' #553 markings 5/08. Spotted in basic gray and 'XE' VX-9 markings 6/08
630
EA-6B
163401
?
?
 
633
EA-6B
?
?
?
Photo ?/??
634
EA-6B
156481
?
?
Sent to VX-23 ?/??
636
EA-6B
?
?
8/04
Photo with “ICAP II” on the spine 8/04
740
AH-1W
163935
?/03
10/05
Spotted in standard two tone paint at Kern Co. show ?/03
741
AH-1W
163936
?
10/05
One of two aircraft used to test the Embedded Global Positioning System & Inertial Navigation (EGI) upgrades in the mid 90's. Still has green over gray camo scheme with shark teeth 5/08.
742
AH-1W
165358
?
10/05
Reported to have the same trial 'shiny' paint that has been used on test Osprey.
746
AV-8B+(R)
165305
?
?
With VMA-542 as of 3/06.
750
AV-8B
164549
?
?/04
Photo ?/04?
751
AV-8B
165585
?
10/05
Rebuilt from 163672. Spotted at Miramar Show 10/05. Sent to VMA-211 late 07 early 08.
752
AV-8B
164121
?
?/02
Photo ?/02
753
AV-8B
164143
?
?
Photo ?/05? Sent to VMA-513 ?/??
756
AH-1Z
166761?
?
?/08
Photo ?/08
757
AV-8B
?
?
4/05
Heard on radio 4/05
760
UH-1Y
?
?
?/08
Photo ?/08

VX-9 "Evaluators"- NAS Point Mugu (XF) (Det. Decommissioned)
Side #
Type
BuNo
Earliest
Latest
Notes
?
F-14A
160894
?
?/97
This is most likely the F-14 turned into a set piece for the TV show “JAG” in the late 90’s and later seized by US Customs from storage in Victorville 3/07, when it was determined that it and three other F-14s were sold from Point Mugu NAS without being properly demilitarized. The ship was photographed at Van Nuys AP wearing the fake BuNo of  164602 and "F-14D" in 4/04
1
F-14D
164604
?/98
6/04

Last F-14 Built. Wore famous all black scheme. On official SQ list with notes: "DMAFIA/TDRS" 2/95. Spotted at Point Mugu ?/98. Det. decommission 6/04. Mounted at Oceana in Pukin' Dogs scheme ?/04. Boo!

32
F-14A
160889
?
2/95
On official SQ list as VX-9 #31 with notes: "Production Aircraft" 2/95.
40
F-14B
162911
?
2/95
On official SQ list as #40 with notes: "MCAP, Mod/MAFIA" 2/95.
41
F-14B
161432
?
2/95
On official SQ list as #41 with notes: "First Fleet MCAP Mod" 2/95.
131
F-14A
161279
2/95
7/96
On official SQ list as VX-9 #31 2/95. Spotted as VX-9 #131 7/96.
132
F-14A
162607
3/98
3/99
Spotted at Point Mugu ?/98. Seen in photo still flying ?/98. Possibly parted out to Yanks Air Museum, CA.
132
F-14A
160671
7/96
?/98
Spotted at Point Mugu as parts spare ?/98. One of three F-14s obtained by Yanks Air Museum in CA. Later seized by US Customs 3/07 when it was determined that it and three other F-14s were sold from Point Mugu NAS in the 90's, without being properly demilitarized.
133
F-14A
160928
10/93
8/98
With VX-4 as #33 10/93. On official SQ list with VX-9 as #33 2/95. Spotted at Point Mugu as #133 ?/98. One of three F-14s obtained by Yanks Air Museum in CA. Later seized by US Customs 3/07 when it was determined that it and three other F-14s were sold from Point Mugu NAS in the 90's, without being properly demilitarized. Last pictured at the museum with two blue stripes, white stars, and bat logos on each of the verticals.
134
F-14A
160686
10/97
9/98
Originally NSAWC #11. Spotted at Point Mugu as parts spare 9/98. One of three F-14s obtained by Yanks Air Museum in CA. It was eventually traded to Planes of Fame Museum in Chino, CA. Later seized by US Customs 3/07 when it was determined that it and three other F-14s were sold from Point Mugu NAS in the 90's, without being properly demilitarized.
134
F-14A
161600
?
?/98
Spotted at Point Mugu ?/98. Eventually sent to Fallon?
135
F-14A
161857
10/92
2/98
Spotted as VX-4 #35 10/92. On official SQ list as VX-9 #35 with note: "MAFIA" 2/95. Spotted as VX-9 #135 10/95.
135
F-14A
162591
?/98
?/01
Spotted at Point Mugu ?/98. Sent to NSAWC Topgun as #12 ?/??. Sent to Quonset Air Museum, RI 1/02.
231
F-14A
162606
10/99
?/99
Spotted at Point Mugu 10/99. Spotted at NASNI Depot 12/99. Eventually sent to NSAWC as #14.
240
F-14B
162913
?
?/96
Originally VF-101. First F-14B upgrade conversion by NADEP 1/95. Sent to NWTSPM as #212, then to VX-9 as #240.
240
F-14B
161862
9/98
4/99
Nicknamed "White Whale". Spotted as #240 at Point Mugu 4/99. Sent to VF-101, then VF-11 and did last deployment on USS John Kennedy. Arrived at AMARC 4/05
241
F-14B
163226
?/98
6/04
Spotted at Point Mugu ?/98. Det. decommission 6/04. To AMARC 6/28/04
242
F-14B
162699
?/01
6/04
Was originally an F-14A, then converted. Photo ?/01. Det. decommission 6/04. To AMARC 6/23/04
250
F-14D
163413
?/90
10/97
On official SQ list as VX-9 #50 2/95. Sent to VF-213 with #251 10/97.
251
F-14D
163414
?/90
10/97
On official SQ list as VX-9 #51 2/95. Sent to VF-213 with #250 10/97.
254
F-14D
164599
?/98
6/04
On official SQ list as VX-9 #54 2/95. Spotted at Point Mugu ?/98. Det. decommission 6/04. To AMARC 6/23/04
255
F-14D
163894
?
?/04
Wore basic gray and black tail. Originally VF-2 CAG and went on last Tomcat cruise aboard USS Constellation in 03. Arrived near the end of the unit. Det. decommission 6/04.



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