The Grumman F-14 Tomcat
Go To Yellow Airplane Home

The Grumman

F-14 Tomcat Jet Fighter

Retired in February 2007
the F-14 Tomcat was Americas Leading US Navy Jet Fighter



  F-14  Movies      F-14 Tomcat Books    F-14 Models      F-14 Tomcat Military Art 


Jet Fighters WWII Fighters WWI Fighters Guitars Ships
Jet Fighters WWII Fighters WWI Fighters Guitars Ships Tanks Motorcycles
Tanks Motorcycles  


Built by Grumman, this US Navy F-14 Tomcat is our fleet defender
185780063XHere to Buy Grumman F-14 Tomcat
185780063XLeading US Navy Jet Fighter
185780063XBy Dennis Jenkins

Book Reviews 
Grumman F-14 Tomcat : Leading Us Navy Fleet Fighter 
by Dennis R. Jenkins 
Paperback - 88 pages 2 edition (June 19, 1997) 

Book Description 
This addition to the Aerofax series describes all the variants, including the so-called "Bombcat" attack version and  the extremely capable F-14D. It covers color schemes, squadrons and markings, and aircraft production details.  Lavishly illustrated, it includes close-up details of cockpits and weaponry, giving modelers and enthusiasts superb  access to one of the classic jet fighters of all time. This aircraft is the US Navy Fleet Defender

For a book on the fleet defender that is approaching thirty years of service, a book of 88 pages is certainly insufficient. The author has made a good balance of every aspect of the aircraft to condense the materials in order to fit in the limited space. The result is --- a good book for general readers. Scale modelers may be disappointed for its lack of detail shots of different parts of the Tomcat (supplied in abundance in the old Aerofax series) and its lack of scale plans. Warplane enthusiast may not be satisfied by the black and white photos. However, I must commend on the concise unit history the detail written descriptions on the different variants.

Limited by its size, it comes second to the "Grumman F-14 Tomcat--Shipborne super fighter" from Aerospace in depth, number of illustrations and drawings; it gives no match to "Tomcat Alley" of Schiffer Publishing Ltd which offers photographic coverage of each unit that has flown the Cat. However, as a book for general reader and justified by its size, it is readable and informative and worth's a place in the collection of even Tomcat-freaks.


Click Here for an Entire List
of Osprey Colour Classics Books
Airplane Books Airplane Movies  *  Airplane Models
  Camaros for Sale  *  Aircraft Calendars  *  Jet Fighter Models


F14 Tomcat on the Cats of the Kitty HawkF-14 Tomcat jet fighter on the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk
 Photos by C. Jeff Dyrek

Look at bottom of page for
F-14 Tomcat Specifications
Veterans Read This


USS Kitty Hawk Exhibit
Take a tour of the at sea operations of the aircraft carrier, the USS Kitty Hawk.  1977 - 1978
Historical Events of this West Pac Cruise
  • First West Coast Deployment of  the F-14 Tomcat.
  • First Sea Launched Operational Test of the Harpoon Anti-ship Missile 
US Navy f-14 Tomcat 's on the USS Kitty Hawk Aircraft Carrier


34th Fighter Squadron Exhibit
Take a tour of an operational WW2 fighter squadron stationed on the Western Pacific Island of Ie Shima.  This is a historical event showing the complete fighter operation from the Mess Hall to the P-47 in flight.  You can also see the Japanese Surrender Delegation visit the Island.



















   Write to the Webmaster  



   AVIATION TOP 100 -   Best Aviation Sites Airplane Web Sites