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Chantilly VA - Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center - Grumman F-14 Tomcat 03 | by Daniel Mennerich
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Chantilly VA - Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center - Grumman F-14 Tomcat 03

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 MiGs during the Vietnam War.

 

The second Gulf of Sidra incident occurred on 4 January 1989 when two US F-14 Tomcats shot down two Libyan MiG-23 Flogger-Es that gave all appearances of attempting to engage them, as had happened seven years prior in the first Gulf of Sidra incident (1981).

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Taken on October 21, 2011