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Posted: 2/2/2006 9:20:26 AM EDT
Does anyone know how many F-14s would have been in a squadron on an Aircraft carrier back in 1980s

I have googled everything and really can't come up with a difinative answer.

Thanks
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 9:24:23 AM EDT
12-15 give or take.
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 9:29:01 AM EDT
Thank you very much

Thats about what I thought. Do you know how many fighter squadrons would have been assigned to a carrier at that time.

or would it have been just 1?

Being an ex grunt I don't know much about the Naval setup.
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 9:30:42 AM EDT
Usually two figher squadrons are deployed at a time.
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 9:33:15 AM EDT
Thanks again, you have been a big help.
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 10:58:23 AM EDT
During the 80's the squadrons were smaller, due to the limited deck and hanger space on the FORRESTAL class conventional carriers. Normally squadrons deployed with 10 aircraft. Those wings assigned to NIMITZ class vessels deployed with 10-11 aircraft.

Link Posted: 2/2/2006 1:56:07 PM EDT
Hey thanks for your input.

This will be a big help.
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 2:03:36 PM EDT
One other thing does anyone know the Jolly Rogers VF-84 Callsign I think it's Victory but not sure.

Link Posted: 2/2/2006 2:26:03 PM EDT
Victory is correct, and that callsign followed them when they became VFA-103 in the Superhornet
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 3:09:38 PM EDT
Thank you.

The VFA-103 stuff is where I found 'Victory' but it never really said that it had been carried from VF-84



Arfcom does it again.

Again, thank all of you for the help.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 6:24:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By poppinsexz:
Does anyone know how many F-14s would have been in a squadron on an Aircraft carrier back in 1980s

I have googled everything and really can't come up with a difinative answer.

Thanks



Been watching "The Final Countdown" ?
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 4:02:34 AM EDT
No, I have been workin on a book.
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