Grumman F-14 Tomcat End of the Line - Not the Legend: All Grumman F-14 Tomcats by Bureau Number and Disposition: An Accounting (Paperback)

Grumman F-14 Tomcat End of the Line - Not the Legend: All Grumman F-14 Tomcats by Bureau Number and Disposition: An Accounting By Lou Benoit Cover Image
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The Grumman Corporation built 712 F-14 Tomcats, each bearing a story, along with the crews that flew them. The objective of this book was to locate the final disposition of all F-14s. The accounting covers those that crashed, which were scrapped, and those that remain as exhibits. Clearly learning the details and a few histories of several F-14s was, in a word, haunting. Others are the known and accepted consequences common to Naval Aviation and fighter aircraft operations.
The highest honor was to document the F-14 crew members whose lives were lost in service to the United States Navy or with Grumman Aerospace. In remembrance of their service and sacrifice in the line of duty to the United States Navy, a respectfully compiled list of the 68 F-14 pilots and RIO's was necessary.
Lastly, a short chapter covering the Iranian Tomcats is open for review. Unfortunately, Iran has not been forthcoming with the status and statistics of their Tomcats, and a qualified accounting may never be known.
If you want to know where your favorite F-14 Tomcat resides, where to find one on exhibit, and a few surprises - it's in this book.


Product Details
ISBN: 9798398219357
Publisher: Independently Published
Publication Date: July 15th, 2023
Pages: 84
Language: English