Aircraft Photo of 159610 | Grumman F-14D(R) Tomcat | USA - Navy | #351538
Registration / Serial:159610
Military Code:NK-105
Aircraft Original Type:Grumman F-14 Tomcat
Aircraft Generic Type:Grumman F-14 Tomcat
Aircraft Version:Grumman F-14D(R) Tomcat
C/n (msn):157/DR-2
Operator Titles:USA - Navy
City / Airport:Washington - Dulles InternationalMap
Region / Country:Virginia, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: KIAD   IATA: IAD   Local: IAD   Other: -
Collection:National Air and Space Museum (Smithsonian) - Udvar-Hazy Center
Photo Date:5 June 2016
Photo by:Arjun Sarup
Photo ID: 351538
Photo Comment

Built as an an F-14A-85-GR, this Tomcat was one of two credited with a Libyan MiG-23 kill apiece. Tomcats from VF-32 "Swordsmen"were operating from CV-67 USS John F. Kennedy on January 4, 1989 when they engaged two MiG-23s that had taken off near Tobruk. Firing first, "Gypsy 207" launched two AIM-7 Sparrows which missed, then used an AIM-9 Sidewinder that found its target. This Tomcat was one of the few to be converted to an F-14D(R) in the early 1990s.

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