RC 101 with Taoistflyer
The Grumman F-14 Tomcat is a supersonic, twin-engine, two-seat, variable-sweep wing
fighter aircraft. The Tomcat was developed for United States Navy's Naval Fighter
Experimental (VFX) program following the collapse of the F-111B project.
The F-14 first flew in December 1970. It first deployed in 1974 with the U.S. Navy aboard
USS Enterprise (CVN-65), replacing the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II. The F-14 was
retired from the active U.S. Navy fleet on 22 September 2006, having been replaced by the
Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet.