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“We were not just fleet air defenders:” F-14 RIO tells why Tomcat crews could prevail against anyone in a dogfight

“We were not just fleet air defenders:” F-14 RIO tells why Tomcat crews could prevail against anyone in a dogfight

The F-14 Tomcat Advancements during the Cold War in Soviet long-range patrol and bomber aircraft dictated a requirement for a… Read More

1 month ago

Former F-104 Pilots explain why despite the Starfighter many limitations they loved flying the Zipper

Despite the Starfighter shortcomings, the pilots who flew the F-104 fell in love with it. The Lockheed F-104 was the… Read More

12 months ago

The story of the US Navy F-8 pilots that instructed USAF F-4 crews in ACM, beat them during every engagement and made Robin Olds angry

The Navy pilots destroyed their USAF brethren, to the obvious delight of the F-8 'drivers' and the continued frustration of… Read More

3 years ago

F-4 Vs F-8: the rivalry between the first “All-Weather Interceptor” and the “Last of the Gunfighters”

“The F-4s got off to a horrid start when running into F-8s. Their reputation was dog-s**t,” Jerry B. "Devil" Houston,… Read More

5 years ago

BOOK PROVIDES NEVER TOLD STORIES OF VF-14 TOPHATTERS SQUADRON AND THE F-14 TOMCAT

"The F-14 Tomcat was a pure air-to-air fighter and our mission, in the words of Manfred von Richthofen (the Red… Read More

6 years ago