VF-74 Be-Devilers

US Navy F-4 RIO tells the story of when his Phantom II was mistakenly shot down by another US Navy F-4 (flown by a USAF exchange pilot)

US Navy F-4 RIO tells the story of when his Phantom II was mistakenly shot down by another US Navy F-4 (flown by a USAF exchange pilot)

“Greyhound” Simons was a decorated Air Force exchange pilot who had lots of combat time over Viet Nam. He remembered… Read More

2 years ago

[Video] When a US Navy F-14 Tomcat Shot Down a USAF RF-4C Phantom II

The F-14 that shot down an RF-4C The shocking video in this post features the Head-Up-Display (HUD) footage of a… Read More

2 years ago

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

4 years ago

Libyan MiG-23 pilot remembers a memorable dogfight with U.S. Navy F-14 Tomcats

“I pushed my throttle to full dry power while my aircraft went through the vertical and pointed at the Tomcats… Read More

5 years ago

This U.S. Navy F-4 has been shot down by a U.S. Navy F-4 (flown by a USAF exchange pilot)

"At first I thought we had had a mid air, then I saw our airplane crashing into the water and… Read More

5 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

5 years ago

THE LAST “AGGRESSOR” DAYS OF VF-74 BE-DEVILERS F-14 TOMCATS

VF-74 Be-Devilers F-14B Tomcats proved to be an extremely effective aggressor, providing capabilities akin to those of the Su-27 and… Read More

6 years ago