F-14D

“Abe’s” Extraordinary Odyssey: The Story of the Longest Deployment for an Aircraft Carrier in Post-Vietnam Military History

“Abe’s” Extraordinary Odyssey: The Story of the Longest Deployment for an Aircraft Carrier in Post-Vietnam Military History

17 years ago, USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) embarked on the longest deployment for an aircraft carrier in post-Vietnam military history.… Read More

4 years ago

Here’s why this F-14A Tomcat split into two pieces

“On the night of July 11th as we made our way across the pond, it was a horrible night for… Read More

5 years ago

Go For Your Gun! The first F-14 Tomcat Strafe Run during Operation Iraqi Freedom

'Our primary concern during our gunnery passes was the fact that we were now well within the range of MANPADS.… Read More

5 years ago

“Sweet Little Miss”, the last Tomcat to land on an aircraft carrier, has found a new home

On Oct. 17, 2018 “Sweet Little Miss” has arrived at its new home at the Museum of Flight in Rome,… Read More

5 years ago

Former VFC-13 Adversary Pilot explains how you can fly and fight in the iconic F-5 Tiger II

"I once matched an F-14D through a double-Immelman, though at the top I was desperately stirring the pot clawing for… Read More

6 years ago

THIS F-14D CLOSE-UP SHOWS THE LAST UPGRADE RECEIVED BY TOMCAT BEFORE BEING RETIRED

ROVER capability was added to the F-14D Tomcat On Dec. 10, 2005. It was first used by VF-31 and VF-213… Read More

6 years ago

“SWEET LITTLE MISS,” THE LAST F-14 TOMCAT TO EVER LAND ON AN AIRCRAFT CARRIER, NEEDS YOUR HELP TO BE SAVED

F-14D BuNo 164346 "Sweet Little Miss" piloted by Lieutenant Chris Rattigan and Lieutenant Paul Dort assigned to the "Tomcatters" of… 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

6 years ago

THE STORY OF THE F-14 PILOT THAT WAS ABLE TO LAND HIS TOMCAT WITHOUT CANOPY AFTER HIS BACKSEATER ERRONEOUSLY BAILED OUT

As Vickers started to push on the stick, he heard a loud pop, followed by a roar. He knew exactly… Read More

6 years ago

THE STORY OF CHRISTINE, THE LONGEST SERVING F-14 TOMCAT IN THE U.S. NAVY

While F-14 BuNo. 159600 was participating in the Tomcat’s final cruise a bulkhead would blow out during routine maintenance and the aircraft would spend… Read More

6 years ago

FUNNY VIDEO BRINGS YOU ABOARD VF-31 TOMCATTERS F-14Ds FOR A 7-HOUR MISSION IN SUPPORT OF OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM

The "last cruise" of the iconic Tomcat saw the F-14Ds belonging to VF-31, the Tomcatters, and VF-213, the Black Lions,… Read More

7 years ago

BYE-BYE BABY…! REMEMBERING THE F-14 TOMCAT LAST COMBAT TRAP

The decision to incorporate the Super Hornet and decommission the F-14 was mainly due to high amount of maintenance required… Read More

7 years ago

A QUICK LOOK AT NASA F-14 TOMCAT TESTBEDS

The F-14s had a spin issue that posed problems for its ability to engage successfully in a dogfight The Grumman F-14… Read More

7 years ago