USN Fighter Weapons School insignia. "TOP GUN" was folded into NSAWC two years previous to this image being taken, along with the Naval Strike Warfare Center "Strike U" and the Carrier Airborne Early Warning Weapons School "TOP DOME".
main gear - rear view
Alan Warnes "On the Nimitz" Air Forces Monthly July 2003. One photo of a VFA-97 FA-18A still in NSAWC camouflage.
Scale Model Kits & Aftermarket:
Fightertown Decals: 1/48 FTD48009 F/A-18 Hornets NSAWC & Top Gun Adversaries
Strike: Beyond Top Gun: U.S. Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center
The 1/48th scale Hasegawa FA-18B kit finished as an all-black Top Gun bird.