Carrier Air Wing Tailcodes
Below you will find a list of two-letter tailcodes for each air wing (CVW) that currently is or was before equipped with F-14s.
These tailcodes - together with each aircraft's modex number - identify each aircraft of each squadron. Individual squadron markings and colours are not official markings, but rather only tolerated by the US Navy.
Aircraft recognition is done by tailcode plus modex number, aircraft's callsigns are squadron callsigns (see F-14 Squadron pages) plus modex numbers.
Usually modex numbers of F-14 squadrons are "1XX" and "2XX" with "XX" ranging from "00" to "07" and from "10" to "16". The only exception is VF-101 and was VF-124 (modex numbers from "100" to "470"+), and also VX-4, VX-9 and the Navy Fighter Weapons School with two-digit modex numbers below 100 (usually "10" to "49").
Tailcodes identify also the fleet/region where the carrier operates:
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VF-74 | VF-84 | VF-101 | VF-102 | VF-103 | VF-111 | VF-114 | VF-124 | VF-142 | VF-143 | VF-154
VF-191 | VF-194 | VF-201 | VF-202 | VF-211 | VF-213 | VF-301 | VF-302 | VF-1285 | VF-1485
VF-1486 | VX-4 | VX-9 | NAWC | NATC | NFWS | NASA | Iranian Air Force
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