Pratt & Whitney TF30

Getting Grumman and the Tomcat through Difficult Times: the story of Bob Belter, the man who bought the first 70 F-14 Fighter Jets for the US Navy

Getting Grumman and the Tomcat through Difficult Times: the story of Bob Belter, the man who bought the first 70 F-14 Fighter Jets for the US Navy

Bob Belter. You’d think more people would know the name of a man who bought 70 F-14 Tomcats! Bob Belter.… Read More

7 months ago

A Life-or-Death Experience: Former F-14 pilot tells the story of when he and his RIO had a Tomcat single-engine cat shot

“As I quickly found out, the F-14 could fly single-engine, even with full fuel and a typical loadout. Our Tomcat… Read More

8 months ago

Taming the Tomcat: test pilot in the F-14 Program tells the story of the “Great DLC Fight with Grumman” and explains why the Tomcat handled better at 15 than it did at 17 units AOA

Since Commander Emory Brown's background as a test pilot in the Tomcat Program is widely known, we believed his perspective… Read More

9 months 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

5 years ago