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PACIFIC OCEAN (March 19, 2002) An F-14 “Tomcat” Fighter assigned to the “Black Knights” from Fighter Squadron One Five Four (VF-154) comes in for an arrested recovery during flight operations aboard aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63).

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17 photos that show why the F-14 Tomcat is one of the greatest fighter jets of all time

“The John Wayne loadout,” or six Phoenix missiles. Although this is why the Tomcat was initially fielded, during the years the fighter flew real-world threats never demanded this complement of missiles.

The Grumman F-14 Tomcat : Warrior of the Cold War - VF-31 "Tomcatters" CAG F-14D BuNo 164342 - 'Sink Ex' 6-7-2006