AV-8B 162083

At the Barksdale AFB Open House in April 1986 I shot a pair of new AV-8B Harrier IIs assigned to VMA-311. 

They carried the new GAU-12 25mm gun and ammunition pods which was nice to see and get a change to photograph. 

A nice added surprise was the "ship kill" marking. At the time we were told they took place in the Gulf of Sidra actions in March 1986, however I spent a few minutes looking online at the history of that event and could not find a reference to VMA-331 being deployed during that event. I would really like to hear from you if their are references to support the marking.

89th TFS "Rhinos"

Fuel Farm Felix F-14D 163417

Lockheed Altair 8D (Y1C-23)

Hall Aluminum Aircraft Corporation XPTBH-2

FROM BATS TO RANGERS - A Pictorial History of VQ-2

Loening XO2L

VF-213 F-14D 164602 Color To The End

Last US Navy F-4 Phantom II Flight