Illustration for article titled This Throwback F-14 Demo Video Will Bring Tomcat Lovers To Tears

This is one awesome air show video showcasing what the F-14D could do performance-wise. Not all Tomcat demos were created equal, and this one was very aggressive with even a nice flare release towards the end. The final Tomcat demonstration was flown on September 18th, 2005. A year later the F-14 would be removed from flight duties everywhere in the world aside from Iran.

I think a tear ran down my cheek during the bounce and dirty immelmann maneuver at around 5:00...


Tyler Rogoway is a defense journalist and photographer that maintains the website Foxtrot Alpha for You can reach Tyler with story ideas or direct comments regarding this or any other defense topic via the email address

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