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F-14A Tomcat  fighter jets.
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F-14 Tomcat Libros de aviones de combate que cuentan la verdadera historia de estos aviones de combate incre?les y los pilotos que los volaron.
F-14 Tomcat Livres Fighter Jet racontant l'histoire vraie de ces chasseurs ? r?ction ?onnantes et les pilotes qui les volait.
F-14 Tomcat Jet Fighter B?her erz?len die wahre Geschichte dieser erstaunlichen Kampfjets und die Piloten, die sie flogen.

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F-14 Tomcat Jet Fighter Books telling the True Story of these amazing jet fighters and the pilots that flew them.

The f-14A had two Pratt & Whitney TF-30 engines producing 20,900 lbs of thrust each with a total of 41,800 lbs of thrust.  Later models of the F-14 used 2 General Electric F110 engines producing, in afterburner, 27,000 lbs each and a total of 54,000 lbs of thrust.  The F-14 tomcat had an empty weight of 40,100 lbs with a max weight of 74,000 lbs.  The tomcat was 62' 8" Long, 16' high and had a max wingspan of 64' 1".  The F14 's cruise speed is 610 mph and it has a max speed of 1544 mph. This is the military 's second swing wing jet fighter, the first was the F-111.  This plane is a 2 place jet fighter and was termed the fleet defender.  It first flew on 21 Dec 1970 and had its first west coast fleet deployment on the USS Kitty Hawk, CV-63 in 1977.  I was on that cruise, C. Jeff Dyrek, webmaster.  We have a great exhibit on this cruise showing the tomcats, just here to see this cruise with the F-14 Tomcats   This page covers as many of the F-14 books as I could find, however I am still adding more F-14 books regularly.  These airplane books and fighter jets are listed by Amazon books and Historic Aviation Books.
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Anytime, Baby!

Hail and Farewell to the US Navy F-14 Tomcat
Hildebrandt. From riding along with VF-211 - the last squadron to ever fly the F-14A - to flying with VF-32 on the last deployment of the F-14B in the Arabian Gulf in 2005, this volume makes you a witness to the end of an era. An important historic record as much as a beautiful tribute, this book is an unforgettable collection of final-phase Tomcat milestones captured and preserved in some of the most detailed and dynamic photographs you've ever seen. 192 pages, 200 color photographs, 12"x 9", hardcover.     #0011261    













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American Secret Projects

Fighters & Interceptors 1945-1978
Butler. This lavishly illustrated book examines the great variety of U.S. fighter designs produced from the end of World War II through the end of the Vietnam era, covering subsonic aircraft of the U.S. Air Force and Navy, the Vertical Take Off and Landing program, and the competitions that led to the development of iconic aircraft such as the F-14 Tomcat. 192 pages, 200 color and B&W photographs, 8?"x 11", hardcover.

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Modern Air Superiority Planes
U.S. Air Power Series

Aircraft, Weapons and Their Battlefield Might
Evans. This photo-essay covers the cutting edge of America's aircraft and weaponry, including some of the most familiar names of the last 20 years: the F-14 Tomcat, the F-15 Eagle and other aircraft as well as a selection of the massive air-to-air weapons - such as the Sidewinder and the AMRAAM - available to them. 72 pages, 110 photographs with 16 pages in color, 7"x 10", softcover.

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F-14 Tomcat Units of Operation Enduring Freedom
Combat Aircraft Vol. 70

Holmes. The weapons of choice for striking at the enemies of the U.S. in the wake of the September 11 attacks, F-14s flew thousands of bombing missions against al-Qaeda and Taliban positions. Through mission reports, combat diaries and color photographs and artwork, this book examines the Tomcat pilots and aircraft involved in Operating Enduring Freedom, covering its tactical approaches, strategic aims, and more. 96 pages, color and B&W photographs and color illustrations, 7?"x 9?", softcover.

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Grumman F-14 Tomcat

Bye-Bye, Baby?!
Parsons, Hall & Lawson. Filled with images and reminiscences from 35 years of active service, this book captures the F-14 Tomcat in full Technicolor guts and glory! The recollections from those who flew and worked with the Tomcat are unparalleled for their frankness and insight, but the real star of the book is the airplane itself, a vehicle that has so much heart, personality, and character, it ceases to be inanimate to those who are privileged to strap it on. Warning: If you buy this book as a gift, make sure to get two - once you see it, you won't want to give it up! 200 pages, 200 large format color photographs, 13?"x 10?",  softcover      #0019257    
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F-14 Tomcat

Lert. This heavily illustrated book examines the design, development and operational service of the F-14 Tomcat, the supersonic, twin-engine, two-seat, variable-geometry wing aircraft that served as the U.S. Navy's primary maritime air superiority fighter, fleet defense interceptor and tactical reconnaissance platform from 1974 to 2006. 84 pages, 200 color and B&W photographs and 40 color profiles, 8"x 9?", softcover.

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F-14 Tomcat in Action,
All Color Print Series

This volume covering the history and service of the Grumman F-14 Tomcat - the supersonic aircraft that was the U.S. Navy's primary air superiority fighter, fleet defense interceptor and tactical reconnaissance platform from 1974 to 2006 - features more than 100 color photographs and multi-view line drawings (accompanied by detailed captions) as well as a variety of markings and paint schemes. 52 pages, 11"x 8?", softcover.    #0030239     1
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F-14 Tomcat
Units in Operation
Iraqi Freedom

Combat Aircraft Vol. 52

Holmes. This book covers F-14 Operation Iraqi Freedom actions against battlefield targets, integrated air defense sites, command and control centers, regime leadership targets and military installations in Baghdad, Tikrit, Mosul and Kirkuk from the initial "shock and awe" phase of the campaign through the later operations in the north and south. 96 pages, B&W photographs, color profiles and more. 7?"x 9?", softcover.
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Iranian F-14 Tomcat
Units in Combat

Combat Aircraft Vol. 49

Cooper & Bishop. So formidable an opponent did the Iraqi air force consider the F-14 that during the Iran-Iraq war, they ordered their pilots not to engage F-14s. This book examines the F-14's history in Iran - including firsthand accounts from pilots - to present the realities, successes and failures of the Iranian air campaign. 96 pages, approximately 100 B&W photographs, 15+ color profiles, 7?"x 9?", softcover.
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Modern Air Superiority Planes

U.S. Air Power Series
Softbound Book

Aircraft, Weapons and Their Battlefield Might. Evans. This photo-essay covers the cutting edge of America's aircraft and weaponry, including some of the most familiar names in operation today: the F-14 Tomcat, the F-15 Eagle and other aircraft as well as a selection of the massive air-to-air weapons available to them such as the Sidewinder and the AMRAAM. 72 pgs., 110 photos with 16 pgs. in color, 7"x 10", sfbd.
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Modern US Navy
& Marine Corps Aircraft

US Air Power
Softbound Book

Evans. This heavily illustrated volume examines the cutting edge of America's Navy and Marine Corps aircraft, including some of the most famous names in operation today: the F-14 Tomcat, the AV-8B Harrier, the T-45 Goshawk and the CH-46 Sea Knight, among others. 72 pages, 100+ photographs with 16 pages in color, 7"x 10", softcover.
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The Grumman F-14
Softbound Book

This pictorial history of the F-14 Tomcat examines the U.S. Navy supersonic fighter in detail, from its introduction in the early 1970s to its retirement in 2006. You'll view the F-14 through its design and development, testing and operational use. Includes narrative from Capt. Dale Snodgrass and detailed color profiles. 64 pages, 150+ color photographs and illustrations, 8?"x 10?", softcover.

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Hardbound Book

A Complete History of U.S. Aerial Engagements, 1981 to the Present
Brown. With many of its stories told for the first time outside of classified reports, this book chronicles every aerial engagement - all flown by F-14s, F-15Cs, F-15Es, F-16s, F/A-18s or A-10s - that has resulted in an official "kill" by all U.S. forces since the end of the Vietnam conflict, with nearly every one of the 56 accounts told by the pilots involved. 224 pages, photographs, 8?"x 11", hardcover.

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Anytime, Baby!
Hail and Farewell to the US Navy F-14 Tomcat

Hildebrandt. From riding along with VF-211 - the last squadron to ever fly the F-14A - to flying with VF-32 on the last deployment of the F-14B in the Arabian Gulf in 2005, this volume makes you a witness to the end of an era. An important historic record as much as a beautiful tribute, this book is an unforgettable collection of final-phase Tomcat milestones captured and preserved in some of the most detailed and dynamic photographs you've ever seen. 192 pages, 200 color photographs, 12"x 9", hardcover.
Grumman f14 tomcat : Paperback: 88 pages
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN); 2 edition (June 19, 1997)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 185780063X
ISBN-13: 978-1857800630

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Tomcat Alley : 

A Photographic Roll Call of the Grumman F-14 Tomcat 
(Schiffer Military History) 
David F. Brown 

"Tomcat Alley" contains over seven-hundred images depicting the venerable F-14 Tomcat, bureau number by bureau number. Each U.S.  Navy Tomcat is traced from date of delivery through February 1998. After a brief introduction, informative captions provide details  concerning every Tomcat model, modification, and the fate of each aircraft including those stricken due to operational accidents, retired  to the "bone-yard", or resting as "gate guards" at military installations around the country. The majority of Tomcats are shown in full-color  with images displaying every paint scheme worn by the F-14, including many water-based schemes applied during various tactical exercises and deployments. Images also include every squadron commander's aircraft, nose art, tail colors, over 150 patches and  insignia, bicentennial schemes, and Tomcats which participated in Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Additionally, the Su-22, MiG-23, and Hi-8 killers are depicted along with "movie star" Tomcats from "Final Countdown," "Topgun," and "Executive Decision.",  over 875 color photographs, 9" x 12", appendices 

Blue Ops, naval aviation showing how the military handles its jet airplanesBiography
Erik Hildebrandt
Aviation Photographer and Author of FLY NAVY: Celebrating the First Century of Naval Aviation
Erik Hildebrandt is one of the nation's premier aviation photographers who continues to pioneer new technologies and revolutionary techniques to capture innovative aerial images. His 20-year career has earned him more than 200 hours in military jet aircraft ranging from civilian air shows to military tactical jets.
For the past two years, Hildebrandt has traveled the globe documenting the vast universe of modern naval aviation. He has flown with deployed forces over war-torn Afghanistan, through the tranquil skies over Hawaii with the Blue Angels and practically everywhere in between
FLY NAVY vividly captures the excitement, power, motion and beauty of naval aviation through remarkable photographs that tell the stories of each aircrew and aircraft as readers ride along on incredible real-life missions. The book showcases every aircraft currently flying for the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard as well as essays and artwork from such iconic figures as Barrett Tillman, Sergei Sikorsky, Robert "Hoot" Gibson and Hank Caruso. FLY NAVY will be released in March 2011.
In addition to FLY NAVY, Hildebrandt has authored seven, world-class coffee table books on a variety of aviation subjects including the Front Row Center series that follows the American air show circuit and Anytime, Baby!, a historic volume chronicling the last six units ever to fly the U.S. Navy F-14 Tomcat.
Compelling Media Resource
Hildebrandt is an engaging and articulate resource for reporters, show hosts and bloggers. He transports audiences to the cockpit of some of the most elite naval aircraft with intense anecdotes from his experiences flying along with the naval aviation community world wide.
Hildebrandt was born and raised on Long Island, not far from where Grumman built the F-14 Tomcat. He describes his photography as an extension and expression of his life, from documenting his childhood exploits to creating fashion portfolios for models before ultimately realizing his dreams of aviation photography.
For more than 15 years, Hildebrandt has lived in a self-described state of total immersion in the world of aviation and aviation photography. He is a multi-engine rated private pilot and flies a 1968 Cessna
O-2A Skymaster that was formerly in service with the U.S. Air Force as a forward air control aircraft.
Hildebrandt graduated from the State University of New York at Binghamton with a Bachelor of Arts in American History in 1989. He lives with his wife, Christine, and their two young boys in the rural countryside east of Minneapolis, Minn.
To schedule an interview with Erik Hildebrandt, please contact Suzanne Fedoruk Herrick, Fedoruk & Associates, Inc., 612-861-7807 or suzanne@fedorukinc.com.

Hardcover: 128 pages
Publisher: Howell Press Inc. (May 1998)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1574270613
ISBN-13: 978-1574270617

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Tomcat! : The Grumman F14 Story 

Paul T. Gillcrist 
Hardcover / Published 1994 

TOMCAT! The Grumman F-14 Story is an exciting oral history of the most versatile air supremacy fighter in the world . . . much of it  written from the vantage point of the airplane's cockpit! Told in an anecdotal format, this new book is richly marbled with the salt air of  fleet experience. Perhaps the F-14 program's greatest success is its overwhelming acceptance by the youngsters in the fleet. Anecdotes  about the Tomcat legend abound . . . especially in the chapters devoted to its employment by the fleet in the oceans of the world. Of particular interest are the chapters dealing with the sale of Tomcats to Iran and the subsequent integration of the airplane into Iran's armed  forces. On-the-scene eye witness accounts provide a unique perspective of this fascinating aspect of the Tomcat story. TOMCAT!  contains over 150 photographs, most in color and never before published, and most of them taken by Tomcat aircrews with hand-held cameras. These provide a fascinating backdrop for the oral history contained in the book. This is not a garden variety history about an airplane. It is a sometimes heart-stopping story of how a controversial airplane finally made it into the hearts and minds of the fleet . . .  after stumbling at the starting gates of an outmoded defense acquisition system. It is the story of the best air supremacy fighter in the world! Rear Admiral Paul Gillcrist, USN (Retired), commanded a fleet fighter squadron on three carrier combat deployments to the  Tonkin Gulf during which he flew 167 combat missions over Vietnam. For these he was awarded seventeen combat decorations. In his  thirty-three year flying career as a fleet pilot and Navy test pilot as well, he flew 71 different U.S. and foreign tactical airplanes including  the U.S. Air Force's F-104, F-105, F-106, F-15, F-16, YF-17 and F-20. He flew the Navy's F-4, F-5, F-8, F-11, F-14 and F/A-18  as well as several key foreign tactical airplanes. During his carrier flying career, which spanned an amazing twenty-seven years, he commanded a fighter squadron, a carrier air wing and was the wing commander for all Pacific Fleet fighter squadrons. He flew from  sixteen carriers, and in his last flying assignment accumulated over four hundred flight hours in the Tomcat culminating, at age 51, in  becoming the first flag officer to land the Tomcat on an aircraft carrier - the U.S.S. KITTYHAWK on 21 October 1980. The author of  FEET WET, Reflections of a Carrier Pilot, Admiral Gillcrist is eminently qualified to write the F-14 story!, over 150 color & b/w photographs, 8 1/2" x 11"      #0001866     

Top Guns covring the f14, f15, f18 and f16 military jet fighters Grumman F-14 Tomcat

Grumman F-14 Tomcat: Shipborne Superfighter (World Air Power Journal)

Colors & Markings of the F-14 Tomcat, Part 2: Pacific Coast Squadrons, 1974-1987 - C&M Vol. 8

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Feet Wet

hardbound Book

The author flew the F-8, F-4 and F-14 among others. Hair-raising true adventure including his first night 'trap', dodging SAMs in Vietnam, and jousting with MiGs over Hanoi. All written to put the reader in the pilot?s seat. 368 pgs., illustrated,  6"x 9", hdbd.

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Birds of Prey


The most complete photo study available of the air war in the Gulf, covers every unit that participated including French, Italian, British, and Saudi. Photos of  F-15s, F-4s, A-10s, B-52s, F-16s, F-14s, F-111s, F-117 Stealth, C5s, KC-10s,  C-141s, C-130s, KC-135s, U-2/TR-1 and many others. 160 pgs., over 750 color  photos, 9"x 12", sfbd   #0004182

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USS Midway Air Wings

Aircraft Pictorial #1.
Clayton. This heavily illustrated book examines aircraft flown off the USS Midway (CV-41/CVA/CVB) from her shakedown cruise in 1945 through Operation Desert Storm in 1991. You'll view many-never-before published photographs of F4U Corsairs, TBM Avengers, SB2C Helldivers, F9F Panthers, F7U Cutlasses, F-3H Demons, F-4 Phantoms, A-4 Skyhawks, AD Skyraiders, F-8 Crusaders, F-14 Tomcats, F/A-18 Hornets, H-3 Sea Kings, and many others. 72 pages, 100+ B&W photographs, 11"x 8?", softcover.
F-14 Tomcat F-14 Tomcat Squadrons of the US Navy

Grumman F-14 Tomcat (Classic Warplanes)

From the Wright Brothers to top gun

Top Gun Aircraft, the Tomcat

Here for the Top Gun Video

Complete Book of Top Gun

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Photo CD
This collection, featuring 382 hi-resolution photographs - many never-before-published - allows you to view and print pictures of one of America's hottest fighters - the F-14 Tomcat. Suitable for printing photos up to 8"x 10", calendars, posters and more, the image libraries also include thumbnail index pages for easy searching; PC and Mac compatible.
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Drendel.    This photo essay takes you on a visual tour of the plane and its systems  including the cockpit, landing gear, wing structures, cameras, missile wells, engines,  and a whole lot more. With incredible detail, this is absolutely the next best thing to  being there. 80 pgs., 250 color and B&W photos, and several detailed diagrams. 11"x  8¼", sfbd.

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The Story of Grumman and Its Aircraft 
Terry Treadwell.

Click Here is a comprehensive history of the Grumman Corporation and its many aircraft that have been in every  major conflict from WWII through Korea and Vietnam to the Gulf and Bosnia. Their  factory in New York, known as the Ironworks, produced some of the best  carrier-borne aircraft ever made including the TBM Avenger, the Hellcat, the Wildcat,  the F-14 Tomcat and the A-6 Intruder. 254 pgs., 120 photos, 7"x 10", hdbd.

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Adcock.     This advanced air superiority fighter has been a pioneer in many ways; it  was even the first aircraft to use production components made of advanced  composites (almost 30 years ago). Here is a look at the development and deployment  of this great carrier-based, naval aircraft. 49 pgs., 100 B&W photos, 3-view drawings of each variant, and 10 color profiles. 11"x 8¼", sfbd.
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The World's Most Potent Military Aircraft. Crawford.
Hardbound Book
Comprehensive review of today's military aircraft including the F-14 Tomcat, F-16 Falcon and F-22 Raptor as well as international aircraft such as the Su-27, Rafale and more. Book features authoritative text on the design and development of each; comprehensive power plant details; and armament and avionics detail. Specifica-tions boxes also accompany each color photo. 96 pgs., 90 color photos, 8?"x 11", hdbd.
Beyond Top Gun
Llinares. The U.S. Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center (NSAWC), located at Naval Air Station Fallon, is the center of excellence for naval aviation training and tactics development. In this beautifully illustrated volume, you'll join the top echelon of U.S. Navy and Marine Corps pilots as they visit NSAWC to undertake an intense course of training in F-14 Tomcats, F/A-18 Hornets, F-5 Tigers, and a host of other airplanes and helicopters. 192 pages, 200 color photographs, 10"x 10", hardcover.

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Fighter Country The F-14 Tomcats of Naval Air Station Oceana 
Nelson & Parsons. 

See the East Coast Fighter Squadrons and Aggressors in full color catapulting from the flight deck and in spectacular air-to-air photography. Experience a day in the life of a Tomcat pilot in training and on blue-water operations. 100 color illustrations, 160 pgs., 10?x 10?, hdbd.

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Images of America

This collection of over 200 photographs brings the fascinating history of  Grumman to life. From the famed Wildcats, Hellcats, and Avengers of WWII, to the "Cats" of the '40s and '50s, the F-14s of the modern era, and even the Lunar Modules of the Apollo space program, Grumman has been an innovator. Here is a  lasting record of the company, the vision of Roy Grumman and the history of developments in U.S. Navy aircraft. 128 pgs., 6½"x 9¼", sfbd.

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F-14 Tomcat
Color & Markings Vol. 2

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