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NAS North Island Vikings


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Some S-3 Vikings on the NAS North Island ramp, March 1982. Had some time to kill as my Test Pilot School class waited at North Island for our COD transport to the USS Ranger for carrier operations familiarization.

 

157996 of VS-41

157996 vs-41 NJ751 KSAN 19820304 34cr

 

159396 of VS-41

159396 vs-41 NJ727 KSAN 19820304 27cr

 

159417 of VS-41

159417 vs-41 NJ752 KSAN 19820304 32cr

 

159750 of VS-41

159750 vs-41 NJ742 KSAN 19820304 29cr

 

160124 of VS-21

160124 vs-21 NE701 KSAN 19820304 15cr

 

160127 of VS-33

160127 vs-33 N 701 KSAN 19820304 09cr

 

160128 of VS-33

160128 vs-33 NH702 KSAN 19820304 11cr

 

160132 of VS-33, with COD pod.

160132 vs-33 NH706 KSAN 19820304 02cr

 

160133 of vs-33

160133 vs-33 NH707 KSAN 19820304 07cr

 

160598 of VS-29

160598 vs-29 NL711 KSAN 19820304 37cr

 

Thanks for looking,

Sven

Edited by Old Viper Tester
Correct typo
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It is wonderful to see these Sven. It is amazing how quickly they have been forgotten. 

 

I wonder what happened to the one with the yellow tail? That would make a great model

 

Andy

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Keith,

 

You wouldn't happen to have any photos of VS-33 Vikings? The World famous and Internationally Traveled Screwbirds have always been my favorite ASW/Patrol squadron- sadly, they were disestablished several years ago. There is a large four foot tall mahogany  Screwbird at the Cubi Point restaurant at the Museum of Naval Aviation at Pensacola, along with some of their cruise plaques. See the link for some VS-33 Screwbird Viking photos. Thanks, as always for sharing your incredible collection with the rest of us. 

Mike

 

https://www.amarcexperience.com/ui/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=133&catid=8&Itemid=159

 

 

 

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20 hours ago, 72modeler said:

You wouldn't happen to have any photos of VS-33 Vikings?

Some of the S-3s above are from VS-33 - they have the Screwbird emblem aft of the cockpit but these are before they started using the larger Screwbird image on the tail. Also have this one from an NAS Miramar airshow, July 1989.

 

159399 vs-33 NG701 KNKX 19890720 19cr

 

159399 vs-33 NG701 KNKX 19890720 26

 

Cheers,

Sven

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