The Grumman F-14 Tomcat was the first off the american teen-series fighter jets, which where developed based on air combat experience against MiG fighters over Vietnam.
The F-14 made its first deployment in 1974 aboard the USS Enterprise (CVN-65) replacing the McDonnel Douglas F-4 Phantom II. The F-14 served as the US Navy's primary maritime air superiority fighter, fleet defense interceptor and... [click here for more]
The Lockheed C-130 Hercules is an American four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft designed and built originally by Lockheed (now Lockheed Martin). Capable of using unprepared runways for takeoffs and landings, the C-130 was originally designed as a troop, medevac, and cargo transport aircraft. The versatile airframe has found uses in a variety of other roles, including as a gunship (AC-130),... [click here for more]
Some aircraft, such as the F-14 Tomcat, are equipped with variable-sweep wings, also known as Swing Wings. A Swing Wing is an aircraft wing or set of wings that can be swept back and returned to its original position while in flight. This allows the aircraft to modify it's shape and thereby its performance in flight. ... [click here for more]
The Sukhoi Su-17 Fitter is the first variable-sweep wing aircraft deveolped in the Soviet union. It was widely exported to Eastern Bloc nations such as Libya, Angola and Peru as the Su-20 and Su-22. ... [click here for more]