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The Grumman F-14 Tomcat is an American supersonic, twin-engine, two-seat, twin-tail, variable-sweep wing fighter aircraft. It was the first such American jet fighter with twin tails. The Tomcat was developed for the United States Navy's Naval Fighter Experimental (VFX) program after the collapse of the F-111B project. The F-14 was the first of the American Teen Series fighters, which were designed incorporating air combat experience against MiG fighters during the Vietnam War.
The F-14 first flew on 21 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 into the 2000s. The Low Altitude Navigation and Targeting Infrared for Night (LANTIRN) pod system were added in the 1990s and the Tomcat 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. Iranian F-14s reportedly shot down at least 160 Iraqi aircraft during the war, while only 12 to 16 Tomcats were lost; at least half of these losses were due to accidents.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/F Super Hornet. The F-14 remains in service with the Iranian Air Force, having been exported to Iran in 1976. F-14s operated by the IRIAF have recently seen use against ISIL in the Middle East, and have been recorded escorting and accompanying Russian Air Force Tu-95 and Tu-160 strategic bombers on missions over Syria.

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  1. Z

    WTS WA  Beretta 3032 Tomcat

    Beretta Tomcat in matte black w/ original box & instructions. Around 120 rounds for it, 19 Corbon self defense loads. Bianchi hard holster / Uncle mikes soft holster. Bremerton area. $400.00
  2. CzechOne

    WTS WA  Beretta Tomcat - .32 caliber, 2 mags

    This is a very nice example of a Beretta Tomcat in extremely clean condition. It's a .32 caliber with tilt up barrel. 7+1 capacity. Includes two magazines. Double-single action, thumb safety on the left side, half-cock option. Very safe to a carry loaded. Carbon steel barrel and slide on an...
  3. SterlingArcher

    WTB OR  Beretta 3032 Tomcat

    Looking to buy a Beretta Tomcat. No preference on stainless or blued finish. It’s really nothing I need, I’ve just always sorta wanted one. Looking to spend around $200ish. I’d also consider one of the little .25 auto versions. PM me if you have one and let me know what you want for it. Thanks!