F-14 Tomcat in Action
Few types of aircraft owe their celebrity status to Hollywood to the extent that the F-14 Tomcat does, first, with the time-travel Pearl Harbor film The Final Countdown, and later with the hit movie Top Gun. While Hollywood may have cemented the F-14 in the public eye, it was Grumman engineers on Long Island that cemented the aircraft into the mind of naval aviators. When the F-14 was retired with considerable ceremony on 22 September 2006, after 36 years of service by the type, it was not because its capabilities had been eclipsed. Rather, it was because, like the SR-71, the aircraft was deemed too expensive to operate in an era following the collapse of the Soviet Union. Indeed, it was to counter the Communist threat that the Navy had sought a Fleet Air Defense fighter capable of carrying extremely long range air-to-air missiles, powerful radar to guide intercepts, as well as a heavy cannon for close air-to-air combat. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara had insisted that the Navy and Air Force engineer a single aircraft to serve both branches and fill the Navy requirements, resulting in the F-111. The Navy variant of the F-111, the F-111B, did not meet the service’s requirements, and in 1968 the Navy stopped funding the F-111 program. This set the stage for the F-14--which ...
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VF-2 F-14 Tomcat Patch Bounty
VF-2 F-14 TOMCAT Aviation Fighter Squadron BOUNTY HUNTERS High quality embroidered patch. Height: 5.00 inches, Width: 4.25 inches
- Color: Multicolored
- Brand: Popular Patch
- ASIN: B07CN77WTY
F-14 Tomcat in Action - Aircraft No.
The first F-14A rolled out of the Grumman plant in late 1970. The Tomcat became a combat-proven air superiority fighter and continued the U.S. Navy's long tradition of strike fighters. The Tomcat attained speeds greater than Mach 2 with its twin afterburning turbofan engines. The versatile aircraft performed the role of fleet air defense, fighter escort, tactical air reconnaissance and air-to-surface strike fighter. Filled with black and white, and some color, photos and illustrations.
- Brand: Brand: Squadron/Signal Publications
- ASIN: 0897470311
VF-51 Fighter Squadron F-14 Tomcat
VF-51 Vertical Fighter Squadron F-14 Tomcat patch - "FLY FIGHT WIN" High quality embroidered patch. Height: 4.50 inches, Width: 3.75 inches All of our patches are collectible reproductions. All patches are brand new, never used or worn items.
- Color: Multicolored
- Brand: Popular Patch
- ASIN: B07CN24BCX
Colors & Markings of U. S. Navy F-14 Tomcats, Part 2: Pacific Coast Squadrons (Digital Colors & Markings Series Book
Colors & Markings of U. S. Navy F-14 Tomcats, Part 2: Pacific Coast Squadrons is the third book in Detail & Scale’s Digital Colors & Markings Series covering iconic military aircraft of the 20th Century. It is the follow-on to the highly successful Colors & Markings of U. S. Navy F-14 Tomcats, Part 1: Atlantic Coast Squadrons. Between 1984 and 1994, Detail & Scale produced 24 titles in our Colors & Markings Series of books, but the series was discontinued because of limitations then existing in the printing business. With the advent of digital publications, this acclaimed series has returned, and this third volume in the series shows the benefits of digital publishing at its best. Our second book on the F-14 provides enhanced coverage of every active and Reserve fighter squadron that flew the Tomcat with the Pacific Fleet, the adversary units that flew the aircraft, and the various west coast Navy flight test units, along with NASA, that flew Grumman’s swing-wing fighter. The book begins with an in-depth look at the stencils and standard markings displayed on the three primary color schemes used on the F-14. Colors & Markings of U. S. Navy F-14 Tomcats, Part 2: Pacific Coast Squadrons comprehensively covers this iconic Navy aircraft with detailed historical notes, ov...
- ASIN: B0795F6H4S
US Navy F-14 Tomcat Squadron Cotton Adjustable Washed Twill Baseball Cap
US Navy F-14 Tomcat Squadron Cotton Adjustable Washed Twill Baseball Cap Hat.A Personalized Cowboy Cap Is Great Fun And A Perfect Gift For Yourself/Friends/lover.
- Color: Ash
- Brand: Andwoor
- ASIN: B07FY7972K
- UPC: 802356653257
Fighter Country: The F-14 Tomcats of Nas
Dust jacket notes: "Fighter Country is a grand tribute to NAS Oceana, Virginia, and its Tomcats. Within are more than 190 full-color photos of F-14s and other aircraft from all of Oceana's fighter squadrons - on the base and on the boat in action around the world. It takes you through a year in the life of the Tomcat driver or radar intercept officer (RIO): study at the RAG, soaking up the lore of the fighter community in the officers' club, air combat maneuverings, carrier qualifications, workups, deployment on a cruise, and into combat during Operation Desert Storm. Fighter Country is also the first-ever history of Oceana and of each of the fleet fighter squadrons currently stationed there: the VF-14 Tophatters, VF-32 Swordsmen, VF-33 Starfighters, VF-41 Black Aces, VF-74 De-Devilers, VF-84 Jolly Rogers, VF-102 Diamondbacks, VF-103 Sluggers, VF-142 Ghostriders, and VF-143 Pukin' Dogs. Also included are the VF-101 Grim Reapers (the F-14 RAG), the VF-43 Challengers (Oceana's resident bandits), and the VF-11 Red Rippers and VF-31 Tomcatters (squadrons that transferred to NAS Miramar in early 1992). The base and squadron histories are brought to life by dozens of color and black-and-white historical photos showing most of the great US Navy fighters of the past in the colorful...
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- ASIN: 0879384425
Colors & Markings of U. S. Navy F-14 Tomcats, Part 1: Atlantic Coast Squadrons (Digital Colors & Markings
Between 1984 and 1994, Detail & Scale produced 24 titles in our Colors & Markings Series of books, but the series was discontinued because of limitations then existing in the printing business. With the advent of digital publications, this acclaimed series returns. Colors & Markings of U. S. Navy F-14 Tomcats, Part 1: Atlantic Coast Squadrons is the first in the new Digital Colors & Markings Series. The book covers the three primary color schemes used on the F-14 in detail, and provides enhanced coverage of every active and Reserve unit that flew the Tomcat with the Atlantic Fleet, the Grumman Aircraft Company, and the various east coast Navy flight test units. Colors & Markings of U. S. Navy F-14 Tomcats, Part 1: Atlantic Coast Squadrons comprehensively covers this iconic combat aircraft with over 31,000 words of text, 725 color photos, 26 color profiles and 7 paint scheme diagrams.
- ASIN: B00Y1I9V4S
Mens Jolly Rogers F-14 Tomcat Tailflash Naval Aviation T-Shirt Large
Part of a series of military aviation tailflash artwork shirts, this is No. 1 in the series depicting a Strike Fighter Squadron VFA-103, F-14A Tomcat jet fighter airplane. Great gift for military pilots, veterans, avgeeks, aviation enthusiasts, fighter jet aficionados, military aircraft lovers, airplane nuts, plane captains, crew chiefs, airplane mechanics, aircraft carrier sailors and anyone who loves naval aviation.
- Color: Black
- Brand: Designed For Flight
- ASIN: B076PR2GJD
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