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The F-14 Tomcat’s AWG-9 had been the most powerful radar in operational service on combat aircraft until the F-22 Raptor with the APG-77 entered service in 2005. Here’s why.
Cold War Era / F-14 Tomcat / Military Aviation / Weapons
The F-14 Tomcat’s AWG-9 had been the most powerful radar in operational service on combat aircraft until the F-22 Raptor with the APG-77 entered service in 2005. Here’s why.
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F-14 pilot recalls when he nearly fired an AIM-7 Sparrow against a Boeing 727 on intercept vector to the RC-135 his Tomcat was escorting
Cold War Era / F-14 Tomcat / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
F-14 pilot recalls when he nearly fired an AIM-7 Sparrow against a Boeing 727 on intercept vector to the RC-135 his Tomcat was escorting
170 F-14s could provide the same level of Defense as 290 F-15s but USAF bought the Eagle instead of the Tomcat. Here’s why.
Cold War Era / F-14 Tomcat / Military Aviation
170 F-14s could provide the same level of Defense as 290 F-15s but USAF bought the Eagle instead of the Tomcat. Here’s why.
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US Navy F-14 Tomcat pilot who fired a Phoenix missile against an Iraqi MiG-23 explains why the AIM-54 missed its target
F-14 Tomcat / Military Aviation / U.S. Navy
US Navy F-14 Tomcat pilot who fired a Phoenix missile against an Iraqi MiG-23 explains why the AIM-54 missed its target
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"It's time to buzz the tower:" Former F-14 RIO explains how legendary Top Gun tower fly-by scene was filmed
Cold War Era / F-14 Tomcat / Military Aviation
F-14 Pilot tells the story of when Air Traffic Controllers asked him to buzz the tower so that they could see for themselves a Navy Tomcat
The story of the SR-71 I, the long-range high-speed interceptor version of the Blackbird fitted with AIM-120 missiles and AN/APG-65 radar aimed to shoot down Soviet AWACS planes and strategic bombers that never was
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
The story of the SR-71 I, the long-range high-speed interceptor version of the Blackbird fitted with AIM-120 missiles and AN/APG-65 radar aimed to shoot down Soviet AWACS planes and strategic bombers that never was
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The Marine guard that inadvertently jettisoned the canopy from a parked F-14 to sit in the Tomcat cockpit. The missiles aboard (1 AIM-54, 1 AIM-7 and 1 AIM-9) did not have the pins but were not damaged.
Aviation Humor / Cold War Era / F-14 Tomcat / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The Marine guard that inadvertently jettisoned the canopy from a parked F-14 to sit in the Tomcat cockpit. The missiles aboard (1 AIM-54, 1 AIM-7 and 1 AIM-9) did not have the pins but were not damaged.
Sponsored by: Schiffer Military
How the F-14 Tomcat sharpened his teeth: the story of the six-on-six missile shot test
Aviation History / Cold War Era / F-14 Tomcat / Military Aviation
The story of when a US Navy F-14 Tomcat fired six AIM-54 Phoenix missiles against six different targets simultaneously: the six-on-six missile shot test
Sponsored by: Schiffer Military
Here’s why NASA Equipped an F-15 with an AIM-54 and why USAF Never Outfitted its Eagle fleet with the mighty Phoenix
F-14 Tomcat / Military Aviation / Weapons
F-15 maintainer explains why even though NASA equipped an Eagle with an AIM-54 the USAF Never Outfitted its F-15 fleet with the mighty Phoenix
Launching the Phoenix and dogfighting against the F-15: Q & A with F-14 Tomcat RIO Dave "Bio" Baranek Part 2
F-14 Tomcat / Military Aviation
From doing a flyby of the tower at over 400 knots to ejecting from an F-14: former Tomcat RIO answers your questions
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A Kill is a Kill! The story of the Iraqi MiG-23 that crashed while trying to escape from two AIM-54 Phoenix missiles fired by US Navy F-14 Tomcats
F-14 Tomcat / Military Aviation / U.S. Navy
A Kill is a Kill! The story of the Iraqi MiG-23 that crashed while trying to escape from two AIM-54 Phoenix missiles fired by US Navy F-14 Tomcats
This F-14 Demo Beat that of the F-15 and Sold the Mighty Tomcat to Shah of Iran
Cold War Era / F-14 Tomcat / Military Aviation
The day Shah of Iran said he liked the F-15 because it was an Air Superiority Fighter but he liked the F-14 even more because he Needed an Air Supremacy Fighter
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Even though the AIM-120 was successfully tested on the F-14, the AMRAAM integration into fleet Tomcats was scrapped. Here’s why.
Cold War Era / F-14 Tomcat / Military Aviation
Even though the AIM-120 was successfully tested on the F-14, the AMRAAM integration into fleet Tomcats was scrapped. Here’s why.
Here’s why F-14 Tomcat fighter jets preserved in museums could never be restored in flight conditions
F-14 Tomcat / Military Aviation
Here’s why F-14 Tomcat fighter jets preserved in museums could never be restored in flight conditions
The F-14 Tomcat posed such a serious threat to the Soviets that once they tried to fish one that fell off the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy
Cold War Era / F-14 Tomcat / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The F-14 Tomcat posed such a serious threat to the Soviets that they once tried to fish one that fell off the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy
US Navy F-14 crew members explain how you could land a Tomcat with a full load of six AIM-54 Phoenix missiles on the aircraft carrier
Cold War Era / F-14 Tomcat / Military Aviation
US Navy F-14 crew members explain how you could land a Tomcat with a full load of six AIM-54 Phoenix missiles on the aircraft carrier
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