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Loadout info

NOTE: ** means information researched by Dave Roof SSgt USMC Ret. while serving in Sheik Isa AB, Bahrain

F/A-18A "Hornet"
VFA-15 "Valions", USS Theodore Roosevelt, tail code "AJ"

BuNo.ModexNose artCommentPhotos
     
163113300   
163119301   
163124302   
163126303   
163121304 crashed 24/01/1991 over the sea
engine failure
 
163120305   
163122306   
163125307   
163129310   
163143311   

F/A-18C "Hornet"
VFA-25 "The Fist of the Fleet", USS Independence, tail code "NK"

BuNo.ModexNose artCommentPhotos
     
163705400 CAG bird 
163754401   
163755402   
163757403   
163759404   
163748405   
163766406   
163764407   
NOTE: Operation "Desert Shield" only.

F/A-18C "Hornet"
VFA-81 "Sunliners", USS Saratoga, tail code "AA"

BuNo.ModexNose artCommentPhotos
     
163470400 CAG bird 
163508401 Shot down MiG-21 17/1/91 LCDr. FoxPhoto 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 Photo 4 Photo 5 Photo 6
163480402  Photo 1 Photo 2
163484403 Shot down 17/1/91 Pilot
LCdr. Micheal Scott "Spike" Speicher
- KIA, replaced by BuNo. 163477
Photo 1
163477403 replaced BuNo. 163484Photo 1 Photo 2
163487404  Photo 1
163491405  Photo 1 Photo 2
163505406  Photo 1
163498407  Photo 1
163502410 Shot down MiG-21 17/1/91 Lt. MogilloPhoto 1 © D. Brown Photo 2 Photo 3 Photo 4
Photo 5

F/A-18C "Hornet"
VFA-82 "Marauders", USS America, tail code "AB"

BuNo.ModexNose artCommentPhotos
     
163467300   
163465301 replaced by BuNo. 163440 
163438302  Photo 1
163442303   
163463304   
163448305   
163449306   
163455307   
163456310   
163459311   
163435312   

F/A-18C "Hornet"
VFA-83 "Rampagers", USS Saratoga, tail code "AA"

BuNo.ModexNose artCommentPhotos
     
163509300 CAG birdPhoto1 © D. Brown Photo 2 Photo 3
© D. Brown Photo 4
163506301  Photo 1 © D. Brown 06/1991 > Photo 2
163503302  Photo 1
163483303   
163485304  Photo 1
??????305   
163493306  Photo 1 © D. Brown Photo 2 Photo 3 Photo 4
06/1991 > Photo 5
163495307   
163499310  Photo 1

F/A-18C "Hornet"
VFA-86 "Sidewinders", USS America, tail code "AB"

BuNo.ModexNose artCommentPhotos
     
163443400   
163437401  © J. Smith Photo 1
163439402   
163450403  Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 © D. Brown Photo 4
163451404   
163473405  Photo 1 Photo 2
163458406   
163453407   
163461410  Photo 1
163466411   
163478412   

F/A-18A/C "Hornet"
VFA-87 "Golden Warriors", USS Theodore Roosevelt, tail code "AJ"

BuNo.ModexNose artCommentPhotos
     
163117400   
163096401 crashed into the sea 05/02/1991
Pilot KIA
 
163095402   
163094403   
163100404   
163105405   
163099406   
163102407  Photo 1
163106410   
163107411   

F/A-18A/C "Hornet"
VFA-113 "Stingers", USS Independence, tail code "NK"

BuNo.ModexNose artCommentPhotos
     
163758300   
163756301   
163760302   
163761303   
163746304   
163765305   
163767306   
163762307   
NOTE: Operation "Desert Shield" only.

F/A-18A "Hornet"
VFA-131 "Wildcats", USS Eisenhower, tail code "AG"

BuNo.ModexNose artCommentPhotos
     
162421400   
162436401   
162425402   
162432403   
162423404   
162438405   
162440406   
162442407   
162394410   
162412411   
162452412   
NOTE: Operation "Desert Shield" only.

F/A-18A "Hornet"
VFA-136 "Knighthawks", USS Eisenhower, tail code "AG"

BuNo.ModexNose artCommentPhotos
     
162845300  Photo 1
162867301  Photo 1
162444302  Photo 1
162849303   
162853304   
162426305   
162411306   
162860307   
162430310   
162865311   
162846312   
NOTE: Operation "Desert Shield" only.

F/A-18A "Hornet"
VFA-151 "Vigilantes", USS Midway, tail code "NF"

BuNo.ModexNose artCommentPhotos
     
162906200   
162888201   
162890202   
162892203   
162896204   
162898205 replaced by Bu.No. 162886 
162900206   
??????207   
162904210   
162889211   
162891212 replaced by BuNo. 162839Photo 1
162893213 replaced by BuNo. 162891 

F/A-18A/C "Hornet"
VFA-192 "Golden Dragons", USS Midway, tail code "NF"

BuNo.ModexNose artCommentPhotos
     
162884300   
162873301  Photo 1
162883302   
162875303   
162877304   
162878305   
162879306   
162880307  Photo 1
162882310   
162902311   
162899312   
162901313  Photo 1

F/A-18C "Hornet"
VMFA-212 "Lancers", MCAS Kaneohe Bay, HI - Sheikh Isa AB, Bahrain, tail code "WD"

BuNo.ModexNose artCommentPhotos
     
16372201 ** 
16372302 ** 
16372503 ** 
16372604 ** 
16372705 ** 
16372806 collided with 163729 08/03/1991
Pilot ejected
 
16372907 collided with 163728 08/03/1991
Pilot ejected
 
16373010 ** 
16373111 ** 
16369912 ** 
16373313 ** 
16371614 ** 

F/A-18C "Hornet"
VMFA-232 "Red Devils", MCAS Kaneohe Bay, HI - Sheikh Isa AB, Bahrain, tail code "WT"

BuNo.ModexNose artCommentPhotos
     
16373500 **Photo 1
16373601 **© D. Brown Photo 1
16373702 ** 
16373803 **Photo 1 Photo 2
16374204 **Photo 1
16374305 ** 
16374506 **Photo 1
16374707 **Photo 1
16375010 ** 
16375111 ** 
16375212 **Photo 1
16375313 ** 

F/A-18C "Hornet"
VMFA-235 "Death Angels", MCAS Kaneohe Bay, HI - Sheikh Isa AB, Bahrain, tail code "DB"

BuNo.ModexNose artCommentPhotos
     
16376900 ** 
16377001 ** 
16377202 **Photo 1
16377303 ** 
16377404 ** 
16377505 ** 
16377606 ** 
16377707 ** 
16378010 ** 
16378111 **© D. Brown Photo 1
16378212 **© D. Brown Photo 1
16377914 **Photo 1

F/A-18A "Hornet"
VMFA-314 "The Black Knights", MCAS El Toro, CA - Sheikh Isa AB, Bahrain, tail code "VW"

BuNo.ModexNose artCommentPhotos
     
16239800 **Photo 1
16315201 **Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 Photo 4 Photo 5
16342902 ** 
16246903 **, Maj. R. M. Knutzen, hit by SAM 24/02/1991, heavy damagePhoto 1 Photo 2© D. Brown Photo 3 Photo 4
Photo 5 Photo 6 Photo 7
??????04 **; no BuNo painted in that time 
16247105 **Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 Photo 4
16243507 ** 
16314410 ** 
16247511 **Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 Photo 4 Photo 5
16340712 ** 
16246814 **; 67 missions
Capt. S.M. Quinlan, hit by SAM 24/02/1991, heavy damage
Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 Photo 4 Photo 5
16242015 ** 
Two pics, either of 162469 or 162468, shows the damaged burner cans Photo 1 Photo 2

F/A-18A "Hornet"
VMFA-333 "Fighting Shamrocks", MCAS Beaufort, SC - Sheikh Isa AB, Bahrain, tail code "DN"

BuNo.ModexNose artCommentPhotos
     
16192800 ** 
16193501 ** 
16196903 ** 
16246404 ** 
16197205 **Photo 1 Photo 2
16197406 **Photo 1
16197607 **© D. Brown Foto 1
16198210 ** 
16198511 ** 
16198612 **Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3
16313714 ** 
16315515 **Photo 1

F/A-18A "Hornet"
VMFA-451 "Warlords", MCAS Beaufort, SC - Sheikh Isa AB, Bahrain, tail code "VM"

BuNo.ModexNose artCommentPhotos
     
16311800Steel Magnolia**© D. Brown Photo 1
16313201Dirty Dan**Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3
16316102 ** 
16313403 **Photo 1 Photo 2
??????04 **; no BuNo painted in that time 
??????05 pic prove, no BuNo visible 
16314106 **; Hit by SAM missile
to Sparrow missile station,
awarded with "Purple Heart" award
and got ribbon painted on the nose
© D. Brown Photo 1
16314207 **Photo 1 Photo 2
16314510 **Photo 1
16314611 ** 
16314712 **Photo 1
16316813 **Photo 1

F/A-18D "Hornet"
VMFA(AW)-121 "Green Knights", MCAS El Toro, CA - Sheikh Isa AB, Bahrain, tail code "VK"

BuNo.ModexNose artCommentPhotos
     
16406400 **Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3
16402601 **Photo 1
16402802 **Photo 1
16401703 ** 
16403504 **Photo 1
16404005 Pilot - 1stLt Frank "Jason" Richie
WSO - Maj M.E. "Bake" McBride
 
16402206 **Photo 1
16404907 **Photo 1 Photo 2
16405110 **; hit by SA-7 "Grail" missile 17/01/91
in the afterburner cans,
"Purple Heart" award
right engine problems only
Pilot - Major Ken "Cheyenne" Bode
WSO - John "Ping" Scanlan
Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3
Story
16405311 ** 
16405612 **Photo 1
16406114 ** 
16402415 ** 
557 sorties and 1,655.5 combat hours
Note: BuNo. 164040 had a double engine fire 29/01/1991 on the way from MCAS El Toro, CA to Spain, plane landed at Brunswick, Maine, and was repaired