F-14 Tomcat

[Video] When a US Navy F-14 Tomcat Shot Down a USAF RF-4C Phantom II – The Aviation Geek Club

The video in this post features the HUD footage of a US Navy F-14 Tomcat shooting down a USAF RF-4C Phantom II on Sep. 22, 1987 during NATO Exercise Display Determination 87 over the Mediterranean. The shocking video in this post features the Head-Up-Display (HUD) footage of a US Navy F-14 Tomcat shooting down a …

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The F-14 Tomcat posed such a serious threat to the Soviets that once they tried to fish one that fell off the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy – The Aviation Geek Club

The Soviets tried to go fishing for an F-14 that fell off the USS John F. Kennedy in 1976 – after the plane’s control systems went haywire and the pilot/RIO had to eject Designed in 1968 to take the place of the controversial F-111B, then under development for the US Navy’s carrier fighter inventory, the Grumman F-14A …

The F-14 Tomcat posed such a serious threat to the Soviets that once they tried to fish one that fell off the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy – The Aviation Geek Club Read More »

US Navy F-14 crew members explain how you could land a Tomcat with a full load of six AIM-54 Phoenix missiles on the aircraft carrier – The Aviation Geek Club

‘Actually, you could trap aboard the boat with 6 Phoenix, but you wouldn’t have much fuel at max trap gross weight,’ explains Dave Andersen, former F-14 Tomcat RIO. Designed in 1968 to take the place of the controversial F-111B, then under development for the US Navy’s carrier fighter inventory, the F-14A Tomcat used the P&W …

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VF-41 Black Aces F-14 Tomcat crew members who took part in Gulf of Sidra Incident recall the shooting down of Gaddafi Sukhoi Su-22M Fitter fighter bombers – The Aviation Geek Club

‘The F-14 had incredible superiority in the turn rate and radius over the Su-22, especially because we flew the F-14A Block 95 model with the auto-manoeuvring slats and flaps, which worked phenomenally well,’ Lt Lawrence “Music” Muczynski, former F-14 Tomcat pilot. On Aug. 19, 1981, the famous Sidra Gulf Incident in which two Grumman F-14 …

VF-41 Black Aces F-14 Tomcat crew members who took part in Gulf of Sidra Incident recall the shooting down of Gaddafi Sukhoi Su-22M Fitter fighter bombers – The Aviation Geek Club Read More »

Former F-14 pilot tells the story of when he and his wingman pushed their Tomcats to Mach 1.2 at 1,000 feet at night to outrun Libyan SA-5 Gammon SAMs – The Aviation Geek Club

‘We did a quick 180 and got really low (for night time) and really fast. Dropping to ~1,000 feet we took it to 800 knots IAS (1.2 Mach) which is book limit for the F-14 at sea level,’ Chuck Hunter, US Navy F-14 Tomcat pilot. The iconic F-14 Tomcat saw much more combat than usually …

Former F-14 pilot tells the story of when he and his wingman pushed their Tomcats to Mach 1.2 at 1,000 feet at night to outrun Libyan SA-5 Gammon SAMs – The Aviation Geek Club Read More »

Bringing Home the Legends: Carrier Landing in the F-8, F-4, and F-14 – The Aviation Geek Club

We spoke with CAPT Bill “Striker” Switzer, a former Navy fighter pilot who has carrier landings in three legendary fighters – F-8, F-4, and F-14 – for his candid and sometimes surprising comments. Interview with CAPT Bill Switzer, USN (Ret.) by Dave Baranek Before fly-by-wire and digital flight controls came along, US Navy fighter pilots …

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F-14A Tomcat Pilot tells the story of the real life Goose and explains how Nick Bradshaw could have survived the flat spin featured in Top Gun Movie – The Aviation Geek Club

F-14A Tomcat Pilot tells the story of the real life Goose and explains how Nick Bradshaw could have survived the flat spin featured in Top Gun Movie – The Aviation Geek Club …

F-14A Tomcat Pilot tells the story of the real life Goose and explains how Nick Bradshaw could have survived the flat spin featured in Top Gun Movie – The Aviation Geek Club Read More »

The thrilling story of an F-14 Tomcat TARPS mission flown over Iraqi weapons of mass destruction plant of Al Qa’im during Operation Desert Storm (Captured in a Beautiful Artwork) – The Aviation Geek Club

The thrilling story of an F-14 Tomcat TARPS mission flown over Iraqi weapons of mass destruction plant of Al Qa’im during Operation Desert Storm (Captured in a Beautiful Artwork) – The Aviation Geek Club …

The thrilling story of an F-14 Tomcat TARPS mission flown over Iraqi weapons of mass destruction plant of Al Qa’im during Operation Desert Storm (Captured in a Beautiful Artwork) – The Aviation Geek Club Read More »

The unknown story of the US Navy F-14 Tomcat that intercepted a Concorde during Operation Desert Shield – The Aviation Geek Club

“The TAO’s voice was several octaves higher than normal and they were going into “warning red, weapons tight”. As we swung our nose in the direction of the vector we got, I got an immediate lock on an extremely fast and high-flying aircraft…” David ‘Hey Joe’ Parsons, F-14 Tomcat RIO. At the high point of …

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