Re: Actually

Message posted by Zack on February 22, 2002 at 9:42:01 PST:


The "V" designation first stood for "Heavier than air" craft.

source: U.S. Navy Fighter Squadrons in World War II by: Barrett Tillman.

Quote:[page 6] " in the 1920s the Navy established generic letters for aviation squadrons: V for heavier than air and Z for lighter than air. Thus fighters became VF."

V = Air Plane (basically)
F = Fighter

VF = Fighter Squadron (Navy)
VFM = Marine Fighter Squadron
VFMA = Marine Fighter/Attack Squadron

The "Attack" designation has pretty much replaced the "B" for "Bombing" (VB)designation from WWII days. The "T" designation as mentioned stands for "Traning".


In Reply to: Re: F/A-18B/D at nellis posted by Thud on February 21, 2002 at 21:31:43 PST:


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