PMTC (Pacific Missle Test Center)

Naval Missile Center/Pacific Missile Test Center
Point Mugu, CA

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US Naval Missile Center
Patch from G. Verver

US Naval Air Missile Test Center
Point Mugu, California
Patch from G. Verver

Pacific Missile Test Center
Patch from G. Verver

Heritage-Patches

The Skyhawk Association is looking for a Pilot or Bluejacket whose loss of life, while assigned to NMC or PMTC, merits the posthumous dedication of this web page.

PMTC, once the Naval Missile Center, was established in 1946 to provide the Navy with the extensive open-ocean T&E capabilities required to support new Fleet systems. PMTC was an integral part of the T&E programs for most of the Navy's air-launched weapons for over four-and-a-half decades; Point Mugu developed the range instrumentation, telemetry, and threat-simulation capabilities to support the Navy's most sophisticated sea-range complex.

Sources

David Weber

Commanding Officers

  • Assumed Command - - - - - - - - - - Commanding Officer

     

    01 October 1946 - - - NAMTC - - Capt. A. N Perkins

    28 January 1947 - - - NAMTC - - Capt. A. B. Scoles

    02 April 1947 - - - - NAMTC - - Capt R. S. Hatcher

    16 June 1959- - - - - NAMTC - - Capt E. W. Parish Jr.(acting)

    01 August 1949- - - - NAMTC - - Capt Delmar S. Fahrney

    31 October 1950 - - - NAMTC - - Capt. J. N. Murphy

    23 July 1952- - - - - NAMTC - - Capt E. M. Condra

    30 October 1954 - - - NAMTC - - Capt. J. E. Clark

    24 September 1955 - - NAMTC - - Capt. Doyle G. Donaho

Awards

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Aircraft

Events

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Photos

A-4B Skyhawk BuNo 142683 on the ramp during an open house. Unknown, G. Verver collection.

A-4C Skyhawk BuNo 145073 in-flight with a Bullpup missile, control pod and a drop tank. G. Verver.

Circa 1963: A-4A Skyhawk BuNo 137828 taxiing with MBER's on both wing stations. Unknown, G. Verver collection.

01JUN63: A-4A Skyhawk BuNo 137828 official U.S. Navy photo.

01JUN63: A-4A Skyhawk BuNo 137828 official U.S. Navy photo.

26FEB64: Naval Missile Center, Pt. Mugu, CA, A-4E Skyhawk BuNo 149654 firing a Shrike missile over a China Lake test range from the loft maneuver. Official U.S. Navy.

11NOV67: Left side view of Naval Missile Center A-4C Skyhawk BuNo 145071, #86, parked on the ramp. R. Lock.

MAY68: Right front view of Naval Missile Center, Pt. Mugu, CA, A-4E Skyhawk BuNo 149654, #81, parked on the ramp. Sidewinder missile on the outboard station.

NOV69: Right side view of Naval Missile Center A-4C Skyhawk BuNo 145067, #89, parked on the flight line next to NMC BuNo 142847. Photo by Clay Jansson via Tailhook Association

11NOV67: Right side view of Naval Missile Center A-4C Skyhawk BuNo 145071, #86, parked in the hangar. R. Lock.

02NOV71: Naval Missile Center, Pt. Mugu, CA, A-4E Skyhawk BuNo 149654, #81, parked on the ramp. R. Lock, Gary Verver Collection.

01JAN76: Right front view of Pacific Missile Test Center TA-4F Skyhawk BuNo 152872, #82, parked on the flight line with a HARM missile. Navy.

01JAN76: Right side view of Pacific Missile Test Center TA-4F Skyhawk BuNo 152872, #82, parked on the flight line with a HARM missile. Navy.

01JAN76: Right front view of Pacific Missile Test Center TA-4F Skyhawk BuNo 152872, #82, parked on the flight line with a HARM missile next to.VX-5 A-4M Skyhawk BuNo 159471, XE-15. Navy.

02JUN78: Left side view of Pacific Missile Test Center A-4M Skyhawk BuNo 158148, #83, parked on the flight line. Photographer unknown, G. Verver collection.

Right front view of Pacific Missile Test Center TA-4F Skyhawk BuNo 152872, #82, parked on the flight line. Scott Van Aken.

01JAN96: Left side view of Pacific Missile Test Center TA-4F Skyhawk BuNo 152872, #82, BQM-74E aerial target launch. Navy.

Left front view of Naval Missile Center Skyhawk BuNo A-4C 145067 parked on the ramp. Lionel Paul via Gary Verver.


Off-Duty Photos

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A-4 Skyhawk aircraft assigned to this unit:

  • Douglas A4D-1 (A-4A) Skyhawk
    • 137828 C/N 11298
      • 03 Feb 1958 - NAMTC R&D - NAS Point Mugu, CA
      • 28 Feb 1959 - USNMC R&D - NAS Point Mugu, CA
      • 31 Dec 1959 - USNMC RDT&E - NAS Point Mugu, CA
      • 13 Oct 1963 - Storage - NAF Litchfield Park, AZ
    • 142141 c/n 11395
      • 05 Feb 1963 - USNMC RDT&E - NAS Point Mugu, CA
      • 30 Jan 1965 - NAS RDT&E - NAS Point Mugu, CA

  • Douglas A4D-2 (A-4B) Skyhawk
    • 142683 c/n 11745
      • 08 Nov 1962 - USNMC RDT&E - NAS Point Mugu, CA
      • 24 Nov 1965 - NAS RDT&E - NAS Point Mugu, CA
    • 142685 c/n 11747
      • 30 Jan 1959 - USNMC R&D - NAS Point Mugu, CA
      • 31 Dec 1959 - USNMC RDT&E - NAS Point Mugu, CA
      • 14 Aug 1961 - NATFSI - NAS Lakehurst, NJ
    • 142709 c/n 11771
      • 31 May 1961 - USNMC RDT&E - NAS Point Mugu, CA
      • 31 Aug 1961 - NATC RDT&E - NAS Patuxent River, MD

      • 30 Jan 1962 - USNMC RDT&E - NAS Point Mugu, CA
      • 13 Nov 1965 - RDT&E - NAS Quonset Point, RI

      • 13 Nov 1965 - USNMC RDT&E - NAS Point Mugu, CA
      • 21 Jun 1968 - NAS R&T - NAS Point Mugu, CA
    • 142821 c/n 11883
      • 18 Jul 1963 - USNMC RDT&E - NAS Point Mugu, CA
      • 28 Feb 1964 - NATC RDT&E - NAS Patuxent River, MD
    • 145034 C/N 12280
      • 18 Jul 1963 - USNMC - NAS Point Mugu, CA
      • 22 Jul 1965 - NAS RDT&E - NAS Point Mugu, CA
    • 145067 c/n 12313
      • 21 Apr 1961 - USNMC RDT&E - NAS Point Mugu, CA
      • 27 Dec 1967 - USNMC R&T - NAS Point Mugu, CA
      • 10 Mar 1969 - NAS R&T - NAS Point Mugu, CA
    • 145071 c/n 12317
      • 31 Mar 1961 - USNMC RDT&E - NAS Point Mugu, CA
      • 27 Feb 1962 - BWR RDT&E - Long Beach, CA

      • 07 Oct 1963 - USNMC RDT&E - NAS Point Mugu, CA
      • 29 Jun 1967 - USNMC R&T - NAS Point Mugu, CA
      • 27 Jun 1969 - NAS R&T - NAS Point Mugu, CA
    • 145073 c/n 12319
      • 19 Aug 1960 - USNMC RDT&E - NAS Point Mugu, CA
      • 19 Apr 1968 - USNMC R&T - NAS Point Mugu, CA
      • 10 Feb 1969 - NAS R&T - NAS Point Mugu, CA
  • Douglas A4D-2N (A-4C) Skyhawk
    • 147825 C/N 12589
      • 31 May 1961 - MAVMISCEN - NAS Point Mugu, CA
      • 15 Aug 1961 - VA-153 - NAS Lemoore, CA
    • 147844 C/N 12608
      • 31 May 1961 - NAVMISCEN - NAS Point Mugu, CA
      • 31 Aug 1961 - NAF - NAF Litchfield Park, AZ
    • 148306 C/N 12616
      • 12 Jun 1961 - NAVMISCEN - NAS Point Mugu, CA
      • 16 Jun 1961 - VA-153 - NAS Moffett Field, CA
    • 148308 C/N 12618
      • 31 May 1961 - NAVMISCEN - NAS Point Mugu, CA
      • 04 Aug 1961 - NAF - NAF Litchfield Park, AZ
    • 148309 C/N 12619
      • 16 Jun 1961 - RAVMISCEN - NAS Point Mugu, CA
      • 21 Jun 1961 - VA-153 - NAS Moffett Field, CA
    • 148310 C/N 12620
      • 31 May 1961 - NAVMISCEN - NAS Point Mugu, CA
      • 02 Aug 1961 - NAF - NAF Litchfield Park, AZ
    • 148314 C/N 12624
      • 31 May 1961 - NAVMISCEN - NAS Point Mugu, CA
      • 10 Jun 1961 - VA-153 - NAS Moffett Field, CA
    • 148317 C/N 12627
      • 31 May 1961 - NAVMISCEN - NAS Point Mugu, CA
      • 08 Jun 1961 - VA-153 - NAS Moffett Field, CA
    • 149527 c/n 12852
      • 28 Mar 1962 - USNMC RDT&E - NAS Point Mugu, CA
      • 14 Nov 1962 - VA-153 - NAS Lemoore, CA

  • Douglas A4D-5 (A-4E) Skyhawk
    • 149654 c/n 12979
      • 24 Jul 1963 - USNMC RDT&E - NAS Point Mugu, CA
      • 09 May 1968 - USNMC R&T - NAS Point Mugu, CA
      • 20 Jan 1969 - NAS RDT&E - NAS Point Mugu, CA

      • 25 Apr 1975 - PacMisTestCen - NAS Point Mugu, CA
      • 01 Jun 1976 - NAS - NAS Point Mugu, CA

      • 01 Jul 1977 - PacMisTestCen - NAS Point Mugu, CA
      • 01 Dec 1977 - NAS - NAS Point Mugu, CA

  • Douglas TA-4F Skyhawk
    • 152872 C/N 13518
      • 10 Dec 1970 - RDT&E Point Mugu - Convert to TA-4J

      • 25 Apr 1975 - PacMisTestCen - NAS Point Mugu, CA
      • 01 Jun 1976 - NAS - NAS Point Mugu, CA

      • 01 Jul 1977 - PacMisTestCen - NAS Point Mugu, CA
      • 05 Jan 1978 - NAS - NAS Point Mugu, CA

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