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September 22, 2006

Farewell Baby! The F-14 Tomcat Retires

Farewell Tomcat!

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Photo Courtesy of: U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Randall Damm  [link]

Today was the Official Final Flight of the F-14 Tomcat ending a 34 year career in the US Navy! 

Allow me to put that in perspective...  34 years ago, was 1972.  The us Navy's front line Fighter was the F-4 Phantom II.  No big deal!

But if you think about it... If another aircraft had lasted as long in service as the F-14, this airplane would have still been in service at the time the F-14 joined the fleet in 1972!

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Impressive!  Job well done!  Farewell Tomcat!

Links http://www.navytimes.com/story.php?f=1-292925-2125039.php

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