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Overview: From its maiden flight at the end of 1970, the Grumman F-14 Tomcat became the US Navy’s fleet air defence fighter. It served with 28 fleet squadrons, two fleet replacement squadrons, two test squadrons, and the Naval Fighter Weapons School dubbed TOPGUN.
Designed to protect carrier battle groups, the US Navy operated four variants, and given the current political relationship between the United States and Iran, it is remarkable that the only remaining operational F-14s serve with the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force. F-14 Tomcat features the experiences of 21 US Navy pilots and radar intercept officers who flew the jet.