A Tribute to Mighty F-14 Tomcat – Tomcat Aircraft carrier Action
Today we will pay A Tribute to Mighty F-14 Tomcat – Tomcat Aircraft carrier Action
The Grumman F-14 Tomcat is a supersonic, twin-engine, two-seat, variable-sweep wing fighter aircraft. Tomcat served more than 34 years during that tenure the F-14 Tomcat transformed from analog fighter to digital precision attack platform.
In addition, The Tomcat came in three different models: A, B, and D. with two
F-14 Tomcat Cockpit view flying
Initially, tomcat used Pratt and Whitney TF-30 engine that have low thrust. So the required the pilot to run the afterburner when launching from the carrier later these engines was replaced by General Electric F-110 engines
F-14 Tomcat Scenes from “The Final Countdown” HD Part1
The F-14 had its first kills in U.S. Navy on 19 August 1981 in the Gulf of Sidra incident. In that incident, Two F-14s from VF-41 Black Aces were engaged by two Libyan Su-22 “Fitters”
Furthermore both Su-22 was shot down Wing RIO Lt. Jim Anderson, Lead pilot Cdr. Hank Kleeman, Wing pilot Lt. Larry Muczynski and Lead RIO Lt. Dave Venlet was flying F-14s
on 4 January 1989,U.S. Navy F-14s once again came head to head with the russian fighter jets but this thime they was against MIG-23 “Floggers” .Both migs were shot down and the incident is known as second Gulf of Sidra incident
F-14 Tomcat Scenes from “The Final Countdown” HD Part2
Furthermore, Iranian ace Jalil Zandi shot down 11 Iraqi aircraft during the Iran–Iraq War, which makes him the most successful F-14 pilot by far.
F-14 Tomcat Scenes from “The Final Countdown” HD Part3
on 21 January 1991, The U.S. Navy suffered its only F-14 loss from the enemy action when BuNo 161430, an F-14A upgraded to an F-14A+, from VF-103 was shot down by an SA-2 surface-to-air missile while on an escort mission near Al Asad airbase in Iraq. Both crews survived ejection with the pilot being rescued by USAF Special Operation Forces.
The F-14 also achieved its final kill in US service, a Mi-8 “Hip” helicopter, with an AIM-9 Sidewinder.