“There isn’t enough thrust in all Christendom to make a Navy fighter out of that airplane:” how F-111B’s death led to the birth of the iconic F-14 TomcatDario Leone -
A comparison study between the F-14 (then Grumman's concept of a new fighter), the F-111B and a couple of other aircraft, resulted that the F-14 was a far better aircraft that any of the others One of the best fighters ever built, the Grumman F-14 was born when the General Dynamics F-111B (for which Grumman was prime contractor) failed to...
GRUMMAN MEMORIAL PARK TO GET A MONUMENT IN MEMORY OF TWO GRUMMAN TEST PILOTS THAT DIED IN F-111B CRASHDario Leone -
The F-111B monument could take the place of the F-14 Tomcat currently on display The Grumman Memorial Park will be getting a monument to mark the crash of a F-111B in 1967 that killed two Grumman test pilots. According to Riverhead News-Review in fact, Riverhead Town Board members gave an informal OK to go ahead with the project which will be...