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The “ADCOM F-14:” the Tomcat that USAF never bought
Studies indicated 170 “ADCOM F-14 Tomcats” could provide the same level of Defense as 290 F-15 Eagles Taken at the Grumman Calverton test facility in the summer of 1972, the interesting photos in this post show the mock-up of the so called “ADCOM F-14” created by Grumman in response to an U.S....
That time a VF-142 F-14 Tomcat with missing radome made an emergency landing aboard USS Eisenhower
The pilot suffered a broken right collarbone and glass in both eyes, but managed to bring the VF-142 jet back to the ship for a perfect two wire landing Taken on Nov. 13, 1991 the pictures in this post show U.S. Navy Grumman F-14B Tomcat (BuNo 161433) from Fighter Squadron 142 (VF-142) "Ghost Riders" aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight...
Last Time Baby! Cool video features VF-103 Jolly Rogers last deployment flying the F-14 Tomcat
VF-103 Jolly Rogers made it’s last deployment flying the F-14B Tomcat in 2004 aboard the USS John F. Kennedy, conducting missions in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), and the squadron transitioned to the F/A-18F Super Hornet in February of 2005 Called “VF-103 Jolly Rogers Combat Cruise 2004,” the following cool video features the squadron last deployment flying the iconic F-14 Tomcat. As we...
Impressive video shows F-14A Tomcat becoming uncontrollable after flat spin test gone wrong
The original Tomcat engine, the Pratt & Whitney TF30 had the propensity to cause stalls/spins as a result of airflow-induced engine stalls The impressive video in this post shows F-14A crewmembers ejecting from their Tomcat after flat spin testing went wrong. According to former F-14 Tomcat pilot Gregory Quist comment to the video "The test center had deemed Tomcat un-spinnable when...
The last "aggressor" days of VF-74 Be-Devilers F-14 Tomcats
VF-74 Be-Devilers F-14B Tomcats proved to be an extremely effective aggressor, providing capabilities akin to those of the Su-27 and MiG-31 The interesting photos in this post show Devil 100 and Devil 101, two F-14B Tomcats from VF-74 Be-Devilers, painted in a cool aggressor camouflage scheme with colours simulating Russian Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker and MiG-31 Foxhound fighters. Noteworthy this paint scheme...