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The Legendary F-14 Tomcat: The Plane America and Iran Both Love

Sebastien Roblin Security, An interesting fact: Tehran still flies Tom Cruise's warplane to this day. Let’s just get this out of the way: Maverick. Iceman. Charlie. Are you done swooning yet? For many, the 1988 film Top Gun caused the F-14 to embody everything cool about fighter jets and the pilots that flew them. And the Tomcat was cool—entering service in 1975, it was arguably the first operational fourth-generation jet fighter that successfully combined the characteristics of high speed, high maneuverability, and sophisticated avionics and armament that are now standard today.
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