VF-103 Sluggers

When U.S. Navy F-14 Tomcats intercepted and forced landing an Egyptian Boeing 737 carrying the Achille Lauro cruise ship hijackers

The Tomcat crews watched as the excited Egyptian crew (and perhaps the terrorists) ran to either side of the airliner… Read More

3 years ago

Tomcats Surprise! F-14 Fighters Led US Navy Effort to Intercept the Egyptian Boeing 737 Carrying Achille Lauro Cruise Ship Hijackers

The Boeing 737 touched down on the runway of NAS Sigonella at 0015 on Oct. 11, as three F-14s circled… Read More

5 years ago

Tomcat Down in Iraq, Part I: the CSAR Mission that rescued F-14 Driver Lieutenant Devon Jones

"I had a moment of panic there. But, hey! the A-10s have those huge cannons. They opened up with their… Read More

5 years ago

The true story behind this VF-103 F-14’s TARPS IR photo showing Egypt Air Boeing 737 carrying the Achille Lauro hijackers after landing at Sigonella

‘As the Boeing 737 landed, two lights out USAF C-141s landed behind him and turned their lights on as they… Read More

6 years ago

What Should’ve been the F-14 Tomcat’s First Air-Air Kill of Desert Storm

Remembering that there could be no friendly aircraft north of his F-14, Glaze cut the range to the target down… Read More

6 years ago