1988 Photo Gallery. Last updated 29 July, 2011
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• Oct 1 -- NAVWPNCEN has 30 aviation officers, 41 other officers, 460 enlisted and 37 aircraft consisting of 2 A-4M, 2 TA-4J, 2 A-6E, 1 A-7C, 3 A-7E, 2 TA-7C, 2 TH-1L, 1 T-39D, 2 AV-8B, 1 UC-8A, 1 YF-4J, 1 C-421, 1 C-404, 6 QF-86F, 4 QF-4N, 1 A-3B & 5 F/A-18. VX-5 has 35 aviation officers, 15 other officers, 303 enlisted and 21 aircraft consisting of 3 A-7E, 1 AH-1J, 2 AV-8B, 3 A-6E, 2 TA-4J, 5 F/A-18A, 1 C-207, 1 OV-10, 1 AH-1W & 2 TA-7C. The Aero Club has 1 C-150, 1 C-172XP, 2 C-172, 1 T-34 & 1 B77.

 

F-4 Phantom BuNo unknown serves as a training platform for battle damage repair training, WSL, circa1988.

Naval Aviation News photo

 

 

A-7A Corsair II BuNo 15xxxx serves as a training platform for battle damage repair training, WSL, circa1988.

Naval Aviation News photo

 

 

A-7A Corsair BuNo 1532x5 as students assess damage and perform repairs on aircraft structures that have been ballistically impacted, WSL, circa1988.

Naval Aviation News photo

 

 

A-7A Corsair BuNo 1532x5 as students assess damage and perform repairs on aircraft structures that have been ballistically impacted, WSL, circa1988.

Naval Aviation News photo

 

 

VX-5 A-6F Intruder BuNo 162182, XE-20, HARM missile, 14 Jan 1988.

Official U.S. Navy photo.

 

 

VX-5 A-6F Intruder BuNo 162182, XE-20, Mk-82 drop, 14 Jan 1988.

Official U.S. Navy photo.

 

 

Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) monitor system installed on Confined Burn Facility, CT-6 near Salt Wells, February, 1998.

Note 3.

 

 

Sandia emissions monitor on the Total Containment Vessel at NAWS, China Lake, February, 1998.

 

 

VX-5 F/A-18 Hornet BuNo 163994, XE-37, in flight over Armitage Field, 28 February 1988.

Official U.S. Navy photo.

 

 

AV-8B Harrier, BuNo 162966, Night Attack, China Lake, 01 Mar 1988.

Official U.S. Navy photo.

 

 

RAF GR.1 Tornado s/n ZD716, China Lake, March 1988.

Photo by Larry McCarley.

 

 

F-21 KFIR at Armitage Field.

Photo by L. McCarley.

 

 

Blue Angels F/A-18A Hornet #1, China Lake, 16 April 1988.

Photo by Larry McCarley

 

 

USAF RF-84F Thunderstreak s/n 52-6475, China Lake, March 1988.

Photographer unknown.

 

 

QF-86F Sabre drone BuNo 55-2792, NWC-883, China Lake, April 1988.

Photo by Bob Niedermeier.

 

 

QF-86F Sabre s/n 55-5058, NWC-891, China Lake, April 1988.

Photo by Mick Roth.

 

 

QF-86F Sabre drone, s/n 55-5058, NWC-891, personal mount of the CO, China Lake, 16 Apr 1988.

Photo ©Brian Lockett, Goleta Air & Space Museum.

 

 

QF-86F Sabre drone s/n 55-5058, NWC-891, China Lake, May 1988.

Photo by B. Niedermeier.

 

 

QF-86F Sabre drone s/n 55-5069, NWC-897, China Lake, April 1988.

Photo by B. Niedermeier.

 

 

QT-38A Talon s/n 59-1603, NWC-381, China Lake, April 1988.

Photo by Bob Niedermeier.

 

 

Top Gun F-16N Falcon s/n 88-0113, #47, China Lake, 16 Apr 1988.

Photo ©Brian Lockett, Goleta Air & Space Museum.

 

 

A-3B Skywarrior BuNo 142630, China Lake, 16 Apr 1988.

 

 

QF-4N Phantom II BuNo 150419, NWC-424, China Lake, April 1988.

Photo by Bob Niedermeier.

 

 

QF-4N Phantom II BuNo 150456, NWC-411, China Lake, April 1988.

Photo by Bob Niedermeier.

 

 

T-39D Sabreliner BuNo 150992, China Lake, 16 April 1988.

Photographer unknown.

 

 

QF-4N Phantom II BuNo 150993, NWC-407, China Lake, April 1988.

Photo by Bob Niedermeier.

 

 

QF-4N Phantom II BuNo 150993, NWC-407, China Lake, April 1988.

Photo by Bob Niedermeier.

 

 

QF-4N Phantom II drone BuNo 151000, NWC-411, China Lake, April 1988.

Photo by B. Niedermeier.

 

 

QF-4N Phantom II drone BuNo 151406, NWC-414, China Lake, April 1988.

Photo by B. Niedermeier.

 

 

TA-4F Skyhawk BuNo 152102, NWC-042, China Lake, 16 April 1988.

Photographer unknown.

 

 

QF-4N Phantom II BuNo 152968, NWC-412, China Lake, April 1988.

Photo by Larry McCarley.

 

 

QF-4N Phantom II BuNo 152968, NWC-412, China Lake, April 1988.

Photo by Larry McCarley.

 

 

QF-4N Phantom II BuNo 152968, NWC-412, China Lake, April 1988.

Photo by Bob Niedermeier.

 

 

QF-4B Phantom II BuNo 152968, NWC-412, China Lake, 16 Apr 1988.

Photo ©Brian Lockett, Goleta Air & Space Museum.

 

 

VX-5 TA-4F Skyhawk BuNo 152853, XE-13, China Lake, 16 April 1988.

Photo ©Brian Lockett, Goleta Air & Space Museum.

 

 

VX-5 A-7C Corsair II BuNo 160724, XE-03, and TA-7C Corsair II BuNo unknown, XE-06, China Lake, 16 Apr 1988.

Photo ©Brian Lockett, Goleta Air & Space Museum.

 

 

VX-5 A-6E Intruders BuNo 162190, XE-21, & A-6E Intruder BuNo 154170, XE-25, China Lake, 16 Apr 1988.

Photo ©Brian Lockett, Goleta Air & Space Museum.

 

 

VX-5 F/A-18A Hornet BuNo 163432, XE-35, & VX-5 F/A-18 Hornet XE-34, takeoff, China Lake, 16 Apr 1988.

Photo ©Brian Lockett, Goleta Air & Space Museum.

 

 

VX-5 AH-1W, Sea Cobra BuNo 162537, XE-44, China Lake, 16 April 1988.

Photo ©Brian Lockett, Goleta Air & Space Museum.

 

 

X-5 AV-8B Harrier BuNo 162966, XE-11, China Lake, 16 Apr 1988.

P. Martin photo.

 

 

X-5 AV-8B Harrier BuNo 162966, XE-11, China Lake, 16 Apr 1988.

Photo ©Brian Lockett, Goleta Air & Space Museum.

 

 

VX-5 formation fly-by, China Lake, 16 Apr 1988.

Photo ©Brian Lockett, Goleta Air & Space Museum. Note /1.

 

 

VX-5 formation fly-by, China Lake, 16 Apr 1988.

Photo ©Brian Lockett, Goleta Air & Space Museum. Note /2.

 

 

Blue Angels F/A-18A #6, BuNo 161528, China Lake, 16 Apr 1988.

Photo ©Brian Lockett, Goleta Air & Space Museum.

 

 

F-4B Phantom II BuNo 148424, C-47H Skytrain, BuNo 12431, N31310, Naval Arctic Research Laboratory, museum compound, 16 Apr 1988.

Photo ©Brian Lockett, Goleta Air & Space Museum.

 

 

B-29A Superfortress s/n 44-70102, Here's Hopin', Armitage a/c compound, 16 April 1988.

Photo ©Brian Lockett, Goleta Air & Space Museum.

 

 

USAF KC-97 Stratotanker s/n 52-2669, museum compound, 16 Apr 1988.

Photo ©Brian Lockett, Goleta Air & Space Museum.

 

 

VMFA-115 F-4B Phantom II VE-xx, C-117D Skytrain BuNo 12431, N31310, Naval Arctic Research Laboratory.

Photo ©Brian Lockett, Goleta Air & Space Museum.

 

 

Unknown F-86F Sabre & Naval Arctic Research Lab C-117D BuNo 17156, Armitage a/c compound, 16 April 1988.

Photo ©Brian Lockett, Goleta Air & Space Museum.

 

 

F9F-6 Cougar BuNo 128109, 7L-32, China Lake, 16 Apr 1988.

Photo ©Brian Lockett, Goleta Air & Space Museum.

 

 

XF4D-1/F-6A Skyray BuNo 124586, VMFAT-101 F-4B Phantom BuNo 149414, SH-xx, Armitage a/c compound, 16 Apr 1988.

Photo ©Brian Lockett, Goleta Air & Space Museum.

 

 

QF-86F Sabre drone s/n 55-3878, #885, China Lake, May 1988.

Photo by B. Niedermeier via C.T. Robbins

 

 

NA-3B Skywarrior BuNo 142630, May 1988

Photographer unknown.

 

 

VX-5 Vampires Skyhawk BuNo 152862, XE-12, in flight over Apple Valley, 01 May 1988.

Official U.S. Navy photo.

 

 

VX-5 Vampires Skyhawk BuNo 152862, XE-12, in flight over Apple Valley, 01 May 1988.

Official U.S. Navy photo.

 

 

VX-5 Vampires Skyhawk BuNo 152862, XE-12, in flight over Apple Valley, 01 May 1988.

Official U.S. Navy photo.

 

 

QF-86F Sabre drone line, A-6E Intruder line and F/A-18 line, taken from Cessna 172N, N1291F, China Lake, 1988.

Photo by Jeff Wilson.

 

 

AV-8B Harrier BuNo 161576, firing Sidewinder AIM-9M missile, 15 Jun 1988.

Official U.S. Navy photo.

 

 

UC-8A Buffalo BuNo 161546, north side of hangar #2, China Lake, August 1988.

Photographer unknown.

 

 

AV-8B Harrier BuNo 161576, laser Maverick missile, 11 Aug 1988.

Official U.S. Navy photo.

 

 

AV-8B Harrier BuNo 161576, laser Maverick missile, over Trona, Argus & Searles Lake, 11 Aug 1988.

Official U.S. Navy photo.

 

 

A-6E Intruder BuNo 157014, NWC-606, 1GTD Mk-82, over Ridgecrest, 01 Oct 1988.

Official U.S. Navy photo.

 

 

A-7C Corsair II BuNo 156738, NWC-700, Walleye fiber optic pod, 27 Oct 1988.

Official U.S. Navy photo.

 

 

A-6E Intruder BuNo 157014, NWC-606, 1GTD Mk-82, 01 Oct 1988.

Official U.S. Navy photo.

 

 

F/A-18C Hornet, #103, BuNo 162851, plane captain Jeff Wilson, China Lake, Nov. 1988.

Photo from Jeff Wilson.

 

 

F/A-18C Hornet, #103, BuNo 162851, production verification aircraft, China Lake, Nov. 1988.

Photo by Jeff Wilson.

 

 

F/A-18D Hornet BuNo 163434, NWC-111, Night Attack version, Nov. 1988.

Official U.S. Navy photo.

 

 

F/A-18D Hornet BuNo 163434, NWC-111, Night Attack version, Nov. 1988.

Official U.S. Navy photo.

 

 

F/A-18D Hornet BuNo 163434, NWC-111, Night Attack version, Nov. 1988.

Official U.S. Navy photo.

 

 

F/A-18A Hornet BuNo 161362, NWC-101, firing Sidewinder AIM-9M missile, 12 Dec 1988.

Official U.S. Navy photo.

 

 

VMA-542 AV-8B Harrier BuNo 162743, WH-09, releasing Snakeyes over a China Lake Range.

Official U.S. Navy photo.

 

 

Naval Aircrew Common Escape System (NACES) test with T-45A Goshawk cockpit, China Lake, circa 1988.

Naval Aviation News photo.

 

 

Naval Aircrew Common Escape System (NACES) three point drogue parachute keeps the seat into the wind, China Lake, circa 1988.

Naval Aviation News photo.

 

 

Etcheron Valley/Junction Ranch Radar Cross section Range, constructed 1988, China Lake.

Official U.S. Navy photo.

 

/1 TA-4J Skyhawk BuNo 152853, XE-13, A-7E Corsair II BuNo 160724, XE-03, TA-7C Corsair II BuNo unknown, XE-06, and A-6E Intruder BuNo 162190, XE-21.

/2 TA-4J Skyhawk BuNo 152853, XE-13, A-7E Corsair II BuNo 160724, XE-03, TA-7C Corsair II BuNo unknown, XE-06, F/A-18C BuNo 163432, XE-35, F/A-18C BuNo unknown, XE-34 and A-6E Intruder BuNo 162190, XE-21.

/3 The Sandia LIBS instrument was deployed at the China Lake Naval Air Weapons station to measure lead emissions during a contained burn of Shillelagh anti-tank missiles, for which the NAWC and Lockheed Martin are working together to develop a demilitarization procedure.