F-14 Tomcat - Air superiority fighter : ONE OF THE BEST
If you want to support the channel / Если хотите поддержать канал : Webmoney USD - Z789416365352 Webmoney EUR - E518067593070 Webmoney RU - R352054492564 The Grumman F-14 Tomcat is a supersonic, twin-engine, two-seat, variable-sweep wing fighter aircraft. The Tomcat was developed for the United States Navy's Naval Fighter Experimental (VFX) program following the collapse of the F-111B project. The F-14 was the first of the American teen-series fighters, which were designed incorporating the experience of air combat against MiG fighters during the Vietnam War.The F-14 first flew in December 1970 and made its first deployment in 1974 with the U.S. Navy aboard USS Enterprise (CVN-65), replacing the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II. The F-14 served as the U.S. Navy's primary maritime air superiority fighter, fleet defense interceptor and tactical aerial reconnaissance platform. In the 1990s, it added the Low Altitude Navigation and Targeting Infrared for Night (LANTIRN) pod system and began performing precision ground-attack missions.In the 1980s F-14s were used as land-based interceptors by the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force during the Iran–Iraq War, where they saw combat against Iraqi warplanes. The Tomcat was retired from the U.S. Navy's active fleet on 22 September 2006, having been supplanted by the Boeing F/A-18E and F Super Hornets.The F-14 remains in service with the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force, having been exported to Iran in 1976, when the U.S. had amicable diplomatic relations with Iran. Грумман Ф-14 «Томкэт» (англ. Grumman F-14 Tomcat) — двухместный реактивный истребитель-перехватчик четвёртого поколения с изменяемой геометрией крыла, производства Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation.Разработан в начале 1970-х для замены в ВМС США истребителя F-4 «Фантом» II. На вооружении с 1974 года. Снят с вооружения ВМС США в 2006 и заменён на F/A-18E/F Super Hornet. Поставлялся на экспорт в Иран и состоит там на вооружении до сих пор.
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