Half Century, Baby! - Fifty Years of the Grumman F-14 Tomcat (Hardcover)

Half Century, Baby! - Fifty Years of the Grumman F-14 Tomcat By Mads Bangsø (Illustrator), David Parsons, Mads Bangsø Cover Image

Half Century, Baby! - Fifty Years of the Grumman F-14 Tomcat (Hardcover)

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Half Century, Baby marks the 50th anniversary of the first two Grumman F-14A fleet squadrons (VF-1 and VF-2) receiving their first Tomcats during the summer of 1973. This lavishly illustrated volume tells the story of the aircraft from the beginning to its sunset of service with the US Navy in 2006; the longest operational career of any Naval Fighter to date. Preeminent Tomcat historian and former Tomcat RIO Dave Parsons explains the history of the F-14 decade by decade through the words of the aircrew who flew it. Artist Mads Bangs brings his superlative illustration talents to the forefront with more than 120 F-14 profiles as well as highly accurate fully rendered recreations historical events featuring the Tomcat, highlighting the interesting markings of the aircraft (including helmets) as well as other aircraft associated with the Tomcat Community. The book features pertinent colour photography throughout, interwoven with the illustrations to complement the text.
Product Details ISBN: 9781911658924
ISBN-10: 1911658921
Publisher: HarperTempest
Publication Date: January 21st, 2024
Pages: 250
Language: English