The Navy bids goodbye to the F-14 TomCat, one of the most recognizable and popular planes ever in the Cold War arsenal. Many will remember the TomCat from the movie “Top Gun”. To the F-14 we bid you a fond farewell and thank you for your service.
Furiously fast, deafeningly loud and lethal to enemy aircraft, the Tomcat had attained legendary status by the 1980s. The 1986 film Top Gun, in which Tom Cruise portrayed an F-14 pilot in training, cemented the supersonic warplane’s reputation in the popular culture. (USA Today)