Tag: Grumman

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...
Hangar 6 was once used by Grumman to build F-14 Tomcat fighters and other jets for the U.S. Navy As reported by Fox 5, Hangar 6 at Long Island, New York is once again buzzing with activity as aircraft firm Luminati is now producing parts and components for its solar-powered sailplanes there. The facility was once used by Grumman to build F-14...
The F-14s had a spin issue that posed problems for its ability to engage successfully in a dogfight The Grumman F-14 Tomcat was the first of a series of post-Vietnam fighters, followed by the F-15 Eagle, F-16 Fighting Falcon, and F-18 Hornet. Dubbed "teen fighters" these aircraft were designed for maneuverability in air-to-air combat. The F-14s had a spin issue that posed problems for...