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FSX USMC Grumman F-14D Tomcat VMFA 531. US Marine Corps textures only for Dino Catteneo's F-14 D. This represents a fictional representation of an F14D assigned to the USMC squadron VMFA-513 Grey Ghosts. According to the Airtime Publishing book on the F14, four USMC Squadrons were originally going to transition to the F-14A. VMFA-531 was to be the first, followed by VMFA-451, then VMFA-122, then one more. 531 was actually in the middle of ground school at NAS Miramar, with pilots, RIOs, and maintenance people learning the F-14, when the USMC Commandant cancelled the Marine Tomcat program to free up funds for the AV-8B and the F/A-18. Several of 531's pilots and WSOs, though did finish the transition, and served exchange tours with the Navy. Uses bureau numbers assigned to a cancelled F-18 contract. By John Detrick.