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Grumman F-14 Tomcat US Air Force airplane enamel metal pin


Brooch in enameled metal

Measures 4 x 2.5 cm

The Grumman F-14 Tomcat is a twin-engine, two-seat, variable geometry wing supersonic fighter aircraft. Developed in the United States of America in the late 1960s, the aircraft was born in response to the United States Navy Naval Fighter Experimental (VFX) program that followed the collapse of the General Dynamics / Grumman F-111B project. The F-14 (whose name "Tomcat", in English male cat, is the latest representative of the illustrious "feline" name of Grumman's military airplanes) flew for the first time in December 1970 and became operational in 1974 with the US Navy, aboard the USS Enterprise (CVN-65), replacing the F-4 Phantom II. The F-14 operated with the US Navy as a primary air superiority fighter, interceptor fighter for fleet defense, and tactical reconnaissance platform.