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USN VX-31 "Dust Devils" Alltime Aircraft Roster
The 'Earliest' column refers to the earliest evidence found for the aircraft, ie: photo, registry, and so on. The 'Latest' column refers to the latest evidence found. The dates do NOT refer to the exact amount of time the aircraft were active. Note: Aircraft rosters are by no means 100% accurate or complete. All content is Copyright © www.thenorthspin.com and is not to be re-posted or redistributed. Updated 12/7/08

VX-31 - China Lake NAWS (DD) (Includes: NWTSCL)
Side #
Type
BuNo
Earliest
Latest
Notes
?
F/A-18A
160775
?
?
First Hornet built. Displayed at China Lake ?/??
?
F/A-18A
162832
?
10/05
Sent from VFA-97 ?/??
?
F/A-18A
162898
?
10/05
Sent from VFA-97 ?/??
?
F/A-18A
162906
?
10/05
Sent from VFA-97 ?/??
?
F/A-18A
163092
?
10/05
Sent from VFA-97 ?/??
?
F/A-18A
163138
?
10/05
Sent from VFA-97 ?/??
?
F/A-18A
163153
?
10/05
Sent from VMFA-312 ?/??
?
F/A-18A
161937
?
10/05
 
?
F/A-18F
166610
?
10/05
Sent to VX-9 ?/??
?
F/A-18F
165160
?
?
 
?
F/A-18F
166619
?
?/04
Photo ?/04
?
HH-1N
158551
?
10/05
 
?
UH-1N
158771
?
10/05
 
02
AH-1W
159228
10/03
10/05
 
03
AV-8B
161398
?
?
Displayed at Patuxent River ?/??
005
AH-1Z
166759
?/07
10/07
Spotted at El Centro with 'DD' code on tail 10/07.
007
AH-1Z
166760
?/07
11/07
Photo at China Lake 11/07
08
AV-8B
161576
?
?
 
016
HH-1N
158553
?
?
 
018
UH-1H
158770
?
?/96
Photo ?/96
83
AV-8B
?
?
2/05
 
84
TAV-8B
163191
10/04
2/05
Used in support of X-35B testing at Edwards. Photo with JSF program logo on tail 2/05
85
AV-8B
163854
?
10/07
 
88
AV-8B+
164129
2/05
10/07
Photo 2/05
100
F/A-18A
162851
?
?
Original CO aircraft with red devil logo on tail. Upgraded to 18C ?/?? Stored at NAD as of 02
101
F/A-18A
161713
?
?
Off Roster ?/??
101
F/A-18A
161362
?
?
 
102
F/A-18A
161720
?
?
Off Roster ?/??
102
F/A-18A
161365
?
?
 
103
F/A-18A
162851
?
?
Changed to #100 at some point?
105
F/A-18A
162396
?
?
Sent to VMFA-112 ?/??
106
F/A-18A
161359
?
?
Photo as "NAWC Weapons Division" ?/??
107
F/A-18C
163987
?
?
Sent to VX-23 as #403 ?/??
108
F/A-18C
163429
?
4/99
(NWTSCL) Sent to VX-9 ?/??
109
F/A-18C
165207
11/04
2/07
Originally #111 under NWTSCL.
110
F/A-18C
163483
?
4/99
(NWTSCL)
110
F/A-18C
163483
?
?
Photo ?/??
111
F/A-18C
165207
4/01
?/04
Point Mugu Show as NWTSCL 4/01. Eventually changed to #109.
111
F/A-18C
164628
?
?/97
Photo ?/97
111
F/A-18D
163434
?
?
Sent to VX-23 ?/??
112
F/A-18D
163989
4/01
4/07
Point Mugu Show as NWTSCL 4/01.
113
F/A-18D
164279
3/06
8/08
Used as backup missile control aircraft for various tomahawk launches on Point Mugu range.
114
F/A-18D
164649
?
9/03
Transferred to NASA Dryden and converted to NF/A-18D 9/03
115
F/A-18D
164738
?
?/97
Photo ?/97
115
F/A-18A/C?
?
?
?
Photo ?/??
116
F/A-18A/C?
?
?
?
Photo ?/??
121
F/A-18E
?
?
5/04
Heard on radio and spotted 5/04
131
F/A-18E?
?
?
6/05
Heard on radio 6/05
140
F/A-18E
?
?
5/04
Heard on radio 5/04
141
F/A-18E?
?
?
9/06
Heard on radio 9/06
200
F/A-18E
165536
?
10/05
Photo as CO with black tail, red devil logo and red markings 10/04.
200
F/A-18E
?
?
8/04
Photo at Point Mugu 8/04
201
F/A-18E
165660
?/03
10/05
 
201
F/A-18F
165668
10/04
3/07
Wears XO scheme with red devil guy and target logo on stabs.
202
F/A-18E
165533
?
3/06
Heard on radio 3/06
203
F/A-18E
166423
2/05
10/05
 
204
F/A-18E
165660
5/04
2/05
Heard on radio 5/04. Spotted 2/05
205
F/A-18F?
?
?
6/05
Heard on radio 6/05
213
F/A-18F
165668
?
?
Eventually changed to #201
213
F/A-18F
166635
10/05
6/08
Heard on radio.
214
F/A-18F
165669
4/01
7/08
Point Mugu Show 4/01. Spotted 7/08
214
F/A-18F
166450
?/04
6/08
Spotted in 04. heard on radio 6/08
215
F/A-18F
165793
10/04
3/07
Photo 10/04. Heard on radio 3/07
216
F/A-18F
165911
?
?
 
217
F/A-18F
?
10/04
3/07
Heard on radio 10/04, 3/05, 3/07
218
F/A-18F
166451
10/05
6/08
Spotted 1/07, 6/08
219
F/A-18F?
?
?
8/07
heard on radio 8/07.
221
F/A-18F
165914
?
?
Sent from VX-9 ?/??
240
F/A-18F
?
?
2/05
Heard on radio 2/05
244
F/A-18F
?
?
7/05
Photo 7/05
300
F/A-18B
161740
7/07
5/08
Originally VFC-12 with desert camo scheme. Sent to VX-30 as #203 ?/?? Sent to VX-31 7/07
301
F/A-18C
?
?
?
Basic gray scheme.
302
F/A-18A
162906
2/05
?/06
Ex NSAWC. Unique desert style camo scheme and red devil. Sent to JSTTC.
306
F/A-18C
?
?
2/05
Spotted 2/05
393
T-39D
150992
?/05
12/07
All white with black stripe. "VX-31" and "NavAir" on tail.
401
HH-1N
?
?
?
Used in China Lake range support.
403
HH-1N
158256
2/05
10/05
Used in China Lake range support. Photo 2/05.
411
UH-1Y
166756
?/07
10/07
Spotted at El Centro with 'DD' code on tail 10/07.
461
SF-60F
164089
?/08
11/08
Last with HS-10 and originally with NSAWC as #71 wearing tan and brown 'lizard' scheme. Spotted at Edwards AFB during landing of Shuttle Endeavour.
522
EA-18G
166642
11/07
2/08
Technically started as F/A-18F (F-135) but moded into what is referred to as an NEA-18G (second "Growler" EMD aircraft produced). ID'd as "EA-2" and made its first flight from the Boeing St. Louis plant on 11/10/06. Delivered to NAS Patuxent River 11/29/06. Sent to China Lake 11?/07. Spotted with VX-9 during eval 6/08


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