F-14 Tomcat fighter two-seat, two ultrasound engines


The F-14 Tomcat is a supersonic, twin-engine, two-seat fighter aircraft that was developed by Grumman Aerospace Corporation (now part of Northrop Grumman). It was designed to serve as the United States Navy’s primary air superiority fighter and fleet defense interceptor.



The F-14 made its first flight in 1970 and was introduced into service with the U.S. Navy in 1974. It was equipped with advanced avionics and weapons systems, including the AIM-54 Phoenix long-range air-to-air missile, and was capable of engaging multiple targets at once. The aircraft’s variable-sweep wing design allowed it to operate effectively at both high and low speeds.



One of the F-14’s most famous roles was as the primary aircraft featured in the 1986 movie “Top Gun,” which helped to popularize the aircraft and the Navy’s fighter pilot community.



The F-14 was retired from U.S. Navy service in 2006, with the last operational Tomcat squadron being disestablished in 2006. However, a few F-14s remain in use with the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force.


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