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Why So Many F-14 Tomcat Jets Were Destroyed By The Defense Department

Between 1969 and 1991, the Grumman Corporation built 632 of the US Navy's legendary F-14 Tomcat. Its primary purpose was to track down and intercept Soviet bombers. With double engines that could produce 21,000 pounds of thrust and wings that could be swept back inflight to an angle of 68 degrees, it could reach speeds over Mach 2, twice the speed of sound and equivalent to 1,544 mph.

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    Why So Many F-14 Tomcat Jets Were Destroyed By The Defense Department

    Between 1969 and 1991, the Grumman Corporation built 632 of the US Navy's legendary F-14 Tomcat. Its primary purpose was to track down and intercept …

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