Training units
First published: 26. July 1999
Latest update: February 3, 2012
Changed format February 12, 2002.
Photo of ATU-614 formation added 2. August 1999.
Profiles of 126523 and 126534 added 6. August 1999.
Photo of 39345 added 30 May 2000.
Photo of 126519 added 26 June 2000.
Photo of 131561 added February 12, 2002.
Photo of 126519 added January 15, 2003.
Photo of 126517 added October 17, 2003.
Photo of 39360 added November 9, 2003.
Photo of 122980 added November 24, 2003.
Photos of 39361, 122440, 122450 and 122941 added February 1, 2004.
Photo of 126542 added September 14, 2004
Photos of 127738, 131552 and 131565 added January 16, 2007
Photo og unidentified HU-060 of ATU-600 added January 30, 2012
Photo of 122947 added February 3, 2012


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with the history of that BuNo as known to me.
Known Neptunes of ATUs and VT-31 as of February 12, 2002.

P2V-2 HU-060
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of ATU-600. Photographed at Memphis in 1953. BuNo unknown.
New January 30, 2012
   
P2V-2 39345
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of ATU-614. Photographed by Ray Jobes probably in 1958
   
P2V-2 39355
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of ATU-601. Date, location and photographer unknown. Courtesy Wayne Mutza.
   
P2V-2 39360
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ATU-601. Photographed by Clay Janson. Date and location unknown. Courtesy Mahlon K. Miller via The Tailhook Organisation. Note that this is the same photo as the one of 122947 below. Have to find out which is right...
New October 17, 2003
   
P2V-2, 39361 .
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ATU-614
3M-110
Date and location unknown. National Archives photo.
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P2V-2, 122440,
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ATU-614
3M-123
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P2V-2, 122450,
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ATU-614
3M-116
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P2V-3, 122941,
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 ATU-614
3M-153
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New November 24, 2003

   
P2V-3 122947
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ATU-601. Date, location and photographer unknown.
Note that this is the same photo as the one of 36360 above. Have to find out which is right.
New February 3, 2012
   
P2V-3 122980
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ATU-614. Date, location and photographer unknown. Photo courtesy Dave Menard..
New November 24, 2003
   
P2V-6T 126517
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ATU-501. Date, location and photographer unknown. Not certainly 126517.
New October 17, 2003
   
P2V-6T 126519
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ATU-501. Photographed at NAS Moffett field on May 21, 1960 by William T Larkins. Courtesy Clay Janson.
P2V-6T 126519
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ATU-501. Probably also photographed at NAS Moffett field on 21 May 1960 by an unknown photographer.
Courtesy Jacques T. Baker
New January 15, 2003
 
P2V-6T 126523
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ATU-501. USN photograph. Date and location unknown. Courtesy Wayne Mutza.
P2V-6T 126523
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VT-31. Profile drawing by Jeffrey Cultice. See his site for more superb profiles
 
P2V-6T 126534
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of VT-31. USN photograph. Date and location unknown. Courtesy Wayne Mutza.
P2V-6T 126534
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of VT-31. Profile dra
wing by Jeffrey Cultice. See his site for more superb profiles
 
P2V-6T 126542
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of ATU-501.
Photographed in 1960 by E. Haney
Courtesy Lionel Paul collection
New September 14, 2004..
   
P2V-6T 127738
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of VT-31.
Photographed in November 1961
Courtesy Roger Harrington
New January 16, 2007
   
P2V-6T 131547
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of ATU-501. Profile drawing by Jeffrey Cultice. See his site for more superb profiles.
   
P2V-6T 131552
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This is a TP-2 Neptune of VT-31, a training command at Corpus Christi NAS in early '63. This is side number 02, recently repainted and at the wash rack waiting for me to wash it before getting the 02 painted on the nose.
Courtesy the photographer,
Don Safer. Website www.donsafer.com
New January 16, 2007
   
P2V-6T 131561
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of VT-31. USN photograph. Date and location unknown. Courtesy MAP
   
P2V-6T 131565
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of VT-31.
Photographed in November 1961
Courtesy Roger Harrington
New January 16, 2007
   
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Known Neptunes of ATUs and VT-31 as of February 12, 2002.