Why Did the Royal Air Force Not Replicate the F-14 Tomcat?
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Trevor Filseth

F-14 Tomcat, Europe

That the plane’s usage should be limited to America and America’s largest adversary is a curious twist of fate.

Here's What You Need To Remember: The threat of abandoning the ADV program and buying fighters from the United States might have been a factor in keeping the plane’s work on schedule; but after it was complete, the question of buying American planes became moot.

In its operational history, only two countries have ever used the F-14 Tomcat: the...

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