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Growler BuNo

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shuck
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Growler BuNo

Post by shuck » Wed Dec 08, 2021 3:24 pm

Please can anyone provide the BuNo for the final seven EA-18G Growlers ... G154 to G160.

Thanks

Alf
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Re: Growler BuNo

Post by Alf » Wed Dec 08, 2021 3:37 pm

shuck wrote:
Wed Dec 08, 2021 3:24 pm
Please can anyone provide the BuNo for the final seven EA-18G Growlers ... G154 to G160.

Thanks
Scramble online DB has..

169400 EA-18G G154 nmks Active Jul 2018 Jan 2019
169401 EA-18G G155 Active
169402 EA-18G G156 Active
169403 EA-18G G157 nmks Active Mar 2019 Mar 2019
169404 EA-18G G158 nmks Active Apr 2019 Apr 2019
169405 EA-18G G159 nmks Active May 2019 May 2019
169406 EA-18G G160 Boeing Active Jul 2019 Apr 2021

shuck
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Re: Growler BuNo

Post by shuck » Wed Dec 08, 2021 3:46 pm

Alf wrote:
Wed Dec 08, 2021 3:37 pm
shuck wrote:
Wed Dec 08, 2021 3:24 pm
Please can anyone provide the BuNo for the final seven EA-18G Growlers ... G154 to G160.

Thanks
Scramble online DB has..

169400 EA-18G G154 nmks Active Jul 2018 Jan 2019
169401 EA-18G G155 Active
169402 EA-18G G156 Active
169403 EA-18G G157 nmks Active Mar 2019 Mar 2019
169404 EA-18G G158 nmks Active Apr 2019 Apr 2019
169405 EA-18G G159 nmks Active May 2019 May 2019
169406 EA-18G G160 Boeing Active Jul 2019 Apr 2021
A great help ... thank you

shuck
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Re: Growler BuNo

Post by shuck » Mon Jan 10, 2022 2:19 pm

Have any of the final seven Growlers been noted at NASWI.

raameagle
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Re: Growler BuNo

Post by raameagle » Mon Jan 10, 2022 5:08 pm

No. I suspect that they are stored in the barns at WI with the possibility that one or two of them are still operating from China Lake.
Regards
Mark
shuck wrote:
Mon Jan 10, 2022 2:19 pm
Have any of the final seven Growlers been noted at NASWI.

shuck
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Re: Growler BuNo

Post by shuck » Wed Jan 12, 2022 11:06 am

Cheers
raameagle wrote:
Mon Jan 10, 2022 5:08 pm
No. I suspect that they are stored in the barns at WI with the possibility that one or two of them are still operating from China Lake.
Regards
Mark
shuck wrote:
Mon Jan 10, 2022 2:19 pm
Have any of the final seven Growlers been noted at NASWI.

raameagle
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Re: Growler BuNo

Post by raameagle » Wed Jan 12, 2022 12:52 pm

Update: 169406 is flying with Boeing out of St Louis (KSTL 😂) and the other 6 are believed to be stored at Whidbey.
Maybe they will show themselves when VAQ-144 is activated in October 🤷‍♂️
Regards
Mark
shuck wrote:
Wed Jan 12, 2022 11:06 am
Cheers
raameagle wrote:
Mon Jan 10, 2022 5:08 pm
No. I suspect that they are stored in the barns at WI with the possibility that one or two of them are still operating from China Lake.
Regards
Mark
shuck wrote:
Mon Jan 10, 2022 2:19 pm
Have any of the final seven Growlers been noted at NASWI.

Alf
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Re: Growler BuNo

Post by Alf » Wed Jan 12, 2022 1:56 pm

Is that the final batch for the USN (assuming no future orders)? Thanks.

raameagle
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Re: Growler BuNo

Post by raameagle » Wed Jan 12, 2022 2:35 pm

As of now yes. I can’t see why the US Navy would order more given they don’t use all of the the ones that they currently have but the Senator for Missouri seems to have a lot of clout and even when the USN don’t bid for more Super Hornets in the yearly budget, Congress give them more anyway.
Regards
Mark
Alf wrote:
Wed Jan 12, 2022 1:56 pm
Is that the final batch for the USN (assuming no future orders)? Thanks.

shuck
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Re: Growler BuNo

Post by shuck » Wed Jan 12, 2022 2:41 pm

What happened to VAQ-143 being established?

raameagle wrote:
Wed Jan 12, 2022 12:52 pm
Update: 169406 is flying with Boeing out of St Louis (KSTL 😂) and the other 6 are believed to be stored at Whidbey.
Maybe they will show themselves when VAQ-144 is activated in October 🤷‍♂️
Regards
Mark
shuck wrote:
Wed Jan 12, 2022 11:06 am
Cheers
raameagle wrote:
Mon Jan 10, 2022 5:08 pm
No. I suspect that they are stored in the barns at WI with the possibility that one or two of them are still operating from China Lake.
Regards
Mark


raameagle
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Re: Growler BuNo

Post by raameagle » Wed Jan 12, 2022 2:44 pm

Lol, maybe it’s -143? I was told -144 this morning but maybe that was a typo?
Regards
Mark
shuck wrote:
Wed Jan 12, 2022 2:41 pm
What happened to VAQ-143 being established?

raameagle wrote:
Wed Jan 12, 2022 12:52 pm
Update: 169406 is flying with Boeing out of St Louis (KSTL 😂) and the other 6 are believed to be stored at Whidbey.
Maybe they will show themselves when VAQ-144 is activated in October 🤷‍♂️
Regards
Mark
shuck wrote:
Wed Jan 12, 2022 11:06 am
Cheers


shuck
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Re: Growler BuNo

Post by shuck » Wed Jan 12, 2022 2:45 pm

VAQ-136 aboard CVN-70 is using seven Growlers rather than the usual five aircraft ... CVW-2 future Air Wing.

raameagle wrote:
Wed Jan 12, 2022 2:35 pm
As of now yes. I can’t see why the US Navy would order more given they don’t use all of the the ones that they currently have but the Senator for Missouri seems to have a lot of clout and even when the USN don’t bid for more Super Hornets in the yearly budget, Congress give them more anyway.
Regards
Mark
Alf wrote:
Wed Jan 12, 2022 1:56 pm
Is that the final batch for the USN (assuming no future orders)? Thanks.

shuck
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Re: Growler BuNo

Post by shuck » Wed Jan 12, 2022 2:50 pm

VAQ-144 Main Battery led by XO CDR Jason Windom was established at NASWI on 1st October 2021.

raameagle wrote:
Wed Jan 12, 2022 2:44 pm
Lol, maybe it’s -143? I was told -144 this morning but maybe that was a typo?
Regards
Mark
shuck wrote:
Wed Jan 12, 2022 2:41 pm
What happened to VAQ-143 being established?

raameagle wrote:
Wed Jan 12, 2022 12:52 pm
Update: 169406 is flying with Boeing out of St Louis (KSTL 😂) and the other 6 are believed to be stored at Whidbey.
Maybe they will show themselves when VAQ-144 is activated in October 🤷‍♂️
Regards
Mark


raameagle
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Re: Growler BuNo

Post by raameagle » Wed Jan 12, 2022 2:51 pm

👍
shuck wrote:
Wed Jan 12, 2022 2:50 pm
VAQ-144 Main Battery led by XO CDR Jason Windom was established at NASWI on 1st October 2021.

raameagle wrote:
Wed Jan 12, 2022 2:44 pm
Lol, maybe it’s -143? I was told -144 this morning but maybe that was a typo?
Regards
Mark
shuck wrote:
Wed Jan 12, 2022 2:41 pm
What happened to VAQ-143 being established?



shuck
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Re: Growler BuNo

Post by shuck » Fri Jan 28, 2022 11:26 am

Please can anyone provide the BuNo for Growler NJ-547 from VAQ-129.

Thanks

CVW19752015
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Re: Growler BuNo

Post by CVW19752015 » Tue Feb 08, 2022 9:31 am

All this will be in my forthcoming volume 2 of my www.carrierairwings.com e-book series, but basically VAQ-143 'Cobras' has been missed out due to confusion as to its status...it was originally to have been an EA-6B unit, with CNO (OPNAV) paperwork being raised to establish it by August 2002, then funding and major airframe problems (with a number of EA-6Bs being RED STRIPEd) and various force changes due to OEF and OIF commencing meant it never happened. It was finally removed from the Navy's distribution list in 2009.

When it came to forming a new Growler squadron, it was decided that VAQ-143 was too difficult to fathom out so VAQ-144 was selected. As Mark said, it will establish on 1 October 2022...that date in 2021 saw the pre-commissioning element form under VAQ-129, not the actual/full squadron

Mike

raameagle
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Re: Growler BuNo

Post by raameagle » Tue Feb 08, 2022 3:21 pm

Thanks for the confirmation Mike. I'll look forward to seeing VAQ-144 in action.

Are Growlers up to the present day included in Vol 2?

Hope all is well? Regards

Mark

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