F-14B Tomcat

The US Navy F-14 pilot who developed the DACT technique that made gun kills on lethal 9G capable F-16Ns possible from the much larger Tomcat

The US Navy F-14 pilot who developed the DACT technique that made gun kills on lethal 9G capable F-16Ns possible from the much larger Tomcat

The F-16N Viper The F-16N Viper, a version of the F-16 Fighting Falcon operated by the US Air Force, was… Read More

2 months ago

The VF-142 F-4B that was able to make an emergency landing aboard USS Ranger after her radome was destroyed by Vietnamese AAA

VF-142 F-4B emergency landing The featured image of this article shows a U.S. Navy McDonnell F-4B Phantom II (BuNo 150643)… Read More

2 months ago

F-14 Vs F-15: Tomcat and Eagle crews explain why trying to determine which was the better fighter is a pointless exercise

F-14 Tomcat The F-14 Tomcat and the F-15 Eagle are two of the best (and two of the most beautiful)… Read More

7 months ago

US Navy F-14 RIO recalls when his section of two Tomcats had to divert to Pakistan during Operation Enduring Freedom

The F-14 Tomcat Following Grumman's tradition of naming its aircraft after cats, the "Tomcat" made its first flight On Dec.… Read More

8 months ago

The story of the US Navy TARPS-equipped F-14 Tomcat that took a photo of its own GBU-12 heading for its target

Taken during Operation Iraqi Freedom, the following amazing photograph of a GBU-12 heading for its target was taken by a… Read More

2 years ago

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… Read More

3 years ago

Q&A with a former F-14 Tomcat RIO: Dave “Bio” Baranek answers your questions

"I have to wonder what a fully-funded, fully-developed Tomcat would be like (…looks dreamily into space). I’m certain it would’ve… Read More

3 years ago

The unknown story of the F-14 Tomcats that diverted to Pakistan during Operation Enduring Freedom

‘As we were in the middle of Afghanistan with not enough fuel to get back to the ship, we put… Read More

4 years ago

Where have all the Tomcats gone? This F-14-Map featuring all the remaining Tomcats, their crash sites and their historic sites will give you the answer

The story behind the F-14-map “Where have all the Tomcats gone” Have you ever wondered what happened to the 712… Read More

4 years ago

Santa Cats! The Christmas F-14B Tomcat Fighter Bombers of VF-103 Jolly Rogers

The interesting photos in this post feature the two F-14B Tomcats belonging to US Navy Fighter Squadron 103 which wore… Read More

4 years ago

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… Read More

5 years ago

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… Read More

6 years ago

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… Read More

6 years ago

VIDEO SHOWS F-14A TOMCAT AIRCREW BAILING OUT 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… Read More

7 years ago

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… Read More

7 years ago