The F-14 Tomcat Story

The F-14 Tomcat Story

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Designed to improve on the F-4 Phantom's air combat performance, the Tomcat entered service in 1974 with the US Navy, replacing the F-4 Phantom II. The winning Grumman design reused the TF30 engines from the F-111B, though the Navy planned on replacing them with the F401-PW-400 engines then under development by Pratt and Whitney for the Navy. Though lighter than the F-111B, it was still the largest and heaviest U.S. fighter to ever fly from an aircraft carrier. The F-14 had its first kills on 19 August 1981 over the Gulf of Sidra and went on to serve in Operation Desert Storm, Operation Enduring Freedom over Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom. The only F-14 loss in combat was when a crew was shot down over Iraq, the pilot rescued by Special Forces and the RIO held as a POW until the end of the war. In this book Tony Holmes tells the story of this fascinating aircraft which still serves in Iran's Air Force today.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 128 pages
  • 128 x 186 x 14mm | 240.4g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations (some col.)
  • 0752449850
  • 9780752449852
  • 415,654

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"Nicely written and hard to put down once you start reading . . . highly recommended for anyone interested in the Tomcat." --Internet Modeler on F-14 Tomcat Units of Operation Enduring Freedomshow more

About Tony Holmes

Tony Holmes is an aviation expert and the author of "Jane's U.S. Military Aircraft," "Jane's Vintage Aircraft Recognition Guide," and "Warbird Legends."show more

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