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US Navy F-14 Tomcat RIO tells the story of when he and his pilot intercepted a Concorde during Operation Desert Shield

‘As we swung our nose in the direction of the vector we got, I got an immediate lock on an… Read More

1 year ago

The story of the US Navy TARPS-equipped F-14 Tomcat that took a photo of its own GBU-12 heading for its target

Taken during Operation Iraqi Freedom, the following amazing photograph of a GBU-12 heading for its target was taken by a… Read More

2 years ago

Did you know? On the first day of Desert Storm at least 12 Iraqi Fighters (including 4 MiG-29s) ran away instead of fighting US Navy F-14 Tomcats

The US Navy F-14 Tomcats won the air battle for H-2 without firing a single shot. The F-14 Tomcats of… Read More

2 years ago

Did you know the F-14 Tomcat was meant to be ‘Bombcat’ from the beginning of its development?

The AWG-15 fire-control system of the F-14A Tomcat was always equipped with the CCIP-mode, and the jet was always capable… Read More

2 years ago

Tomcat 4-Qaddafi 0: how two U.S. Navy F-14s shot down two Libyan MiG-23s over the Gulf of Sidra on Jan. 4, 1989

After returning to the carrier, both the F-14s received single FLOGGER 'kill' markings above the nose MODEX, although these were… Read More

3 years ago

The story of the US Navy F-14 Tomcat that intercepted a Concorde during Operation Desert Shield

“The TAO's voice was several octaves higher than normal and they were going into "warning red, weapons tight". As we… Read More

3 years ago

Former KC-135 Pilot tells the story of When his Stratotanker Refuelled the Tomcat Crewed by Famous F-14 RIO

‘“Where are you Hey Joe?”  ‘“On your nose for three miles.” ‘Peering up through the eyebrow windows,  two Tomcats roll… Read More

4 years ago

Tomcat 4-Qaddafi 0: how two U.S. Navy F-14s shot down two Libyan MiG-23s over the Gulf of Sidra on Jan. 4, 1989

After returning to the carrier, both the F-14s received single FLOGGER 'kill' markings above the nose MODEX, although these were… Read More

5 years ago