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Picture of the Grumman F-14D Tomcat aircraft

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More: Virginia Beach - Oceana NAS / Apollo Soucek Field (NTU / KNTU)
More: USA - Virginia, March 10, 2006
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164342 / AJ-100 (cn 617/D-22) The final Tomcat to taxi to its parking spot, the commanders aircraft of VF-31 'Tomcatters', after the last ever F-14 homecoming at NAS Oceana. Canon EOS20D and 50-500mm lens.
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A visitor from United States posted Wed September 26, 2007:
I can feel tears coming every time i see a picture like this... there will never be a plane that could fill the tomcat's shoes...

A visitor from Germany posted Fri February 23, 2007:
My favourite aircraft...sad to see hem retarding

A visitor from Germany posted Wed December 20, 2006:
Awesome shot

A visitor from Iran, Islamic Republic Of posted Fri November 24, 2006:
Hi to TOMCAT..
you are best, never the God has made better than you..

A visitor from United States posted Sat October 28, 2006:
Massive engine intakes, the cannon barrel, variable geometry wings, huge engines...what a beast. The last of the "great cats." Grumman contributed greatly to this nation's defense through the years.

A visitor from Croatia posted Fri September 29, 2006:
A great legend ends! the most powerful and the same time most beautiful plane has meat his final rest. To bad so much potential and power a real threat to every one the ruler of the sky’s gone for ever.

NAVY CARRIERS will never be the same without the CAT and its crew! :(

Farewell MIGHTY CAT!

A visitor from United States posted Mon July 24, 2006:
A sad end to a beautiful, noble and loyal warrior. My all time favorite naval aircraft!!!!!!!

A visitor from United States posted Tue May 23, 2006:
Hornet by mandate ... Tomcat by choice ... this picture illustrates why ...

A visitor from United States posted Sat May 13, 2006:
My favorite jet fighter of all times. The US Navy & Iranian AF uses/used this aircraft. Ain't she an engineering beauty? Entered service in the early 70's, she's still ahead of her time.

A visitor from Jordan posted Fri May 12, 2006:
This picture just perfectly illustrates the awesome beauty of this unique plane. With the Tomcats leaving the scene to be replaced by an inferior plane, military aviation will never be the same. Tomcats 4ever!!

A visitor from United States posted Fri May 5, 2006:
What an awesome aircraft. Long live the Tomcat! I'm not talking about Tom and Katie either.

A visitor from Canada posted Wed May 3, 2006:
The quarter view is usually the most appealing for an aircraft on the ground. the graceful lines of the f14 is easily seen and the cloud cover eliminates grare from the sun. awesome bird, great photo.

A visitor from United States posted Fri April 14, 2006:
Looks like the Luftansa symbol on the one tail.

A visitor from United States posted Wed March 15, 2006:
Nice photo! htis may be a silly question but what causes those marks on the leading egde of the port wing?

A visitor from Mexico posted Wed March 15, 2006:
The F-14 is, and it will be, my favorite fighter. I don´t know why they are gettin´ retired... but is unffair. >:( T.B.

A visitor from Italy posted Wed March 15, 2006:
Ciao Tomcat, I will miss you so much.... :-(

A visitor from United States posted Wed March 15, 2006:
The best most beautiful Navy fighter ever. The Tomcat is the aircraft that made me want to be a pilot way before the movie "Top Gun" came out!

A visitor from United States posted Wed March 15, 2006:
The Air Force never flew the F-14, it was stricly a Naval aircraft.

A visitor from Portugal posted Tue March 14, 2006:
Indeed the most beautiful jet ever made. We'll miss them :*(

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Tue March 14, 2006:
Probably the best known fighter in the world, thanks to 'Top Gun' movie. Probably the best looking USAF aircraft.

A visitor from Singapore posted Tue March 14, 2006:
My All time favorite. One of the first fighter plane with beyond visual range, multiple track, shot & kill capability. Thank You, Chris, for sharing. Tomcats Forever!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Tue March 14, 2006:
Great Aircraft, I have loved the Tomcat since seeing Tom Cruise flying(acting in) them in the film 'Top Gun'. In my opion the best 'F-' in the air force.

R.I.P Goose!

A visitor from Italy posted Tue March 14, 2006:
5 stars for the airplane that made all of us dreaming and wondering since we were child! has been a pleasure mr. Tomcat, we'll be missing you.

A visitor from Germany posted Tue March 14, 2006:
A day in history. With amost all of the Hueys already gone and the Tomcats now following, The Sound of Freedom will never be the same.
Thanks to all the guys who always showed their committment when on missions and a special R.I.P. to the ones who did not make it back!

Gonna miss this bird!

A visitor from United States posted Tue March 14, 2006:
For me, "The Aircraft" that commanded respect and admiration from anyone around the world who saw it ... Looks like an alien craft at times ... Surely will be missed! ... Thanks for sharing!

A visitor from - posted Tue March 14, 2006:
We'll surely miss this beauti.!!!! We Aviation lovers will never forget you... Longlive the tomcat..!!!

A visitor from Germany posted Tue March 14, 2006:
Maybe THE most beautiful jet ever.
I`ll miss them in future.

A visitor from Portugal posted Tue March 14, 2006:
My favourite fighter! In 1990 I went to Oshkosh (EAA flyin)
and that was the only time I was near a TOMCAT (also from
VF-31). This bird is really amazing!! It's with great
sorrow that I see him disappear the aircraft carriers's deck.

A visitor from Netherlands posted Tue March 14, 2006:
Super shot off a dynosaur, best navy fighter fotograph in stil frame

A visitor from Brazil posted Tue March 14, 2006:
An awesome bird, to be missed by all true aviation lovers.

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