Tag: Tom Connolly

"There isn’t enough thrust in all Christendom to make a Navy fighter out of that airplane:” how F-111B's death led to the birth of the iconic F-14 Tomcat
A comparison study between the F-14 (then Grumman's concept of a new fighter), the F-111B and a couple of other aircraft, resulted that the F-14 was a far better aircraft that any of the others One of the best fighters ever built, the Grumman F-14 was born when the General Dynamics F-111B (for which Grumman was prime contractor) failed to...

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