By Tony Holmes

The mythical F-14 Tomcat was once the weapon of option to strike challenging and quickly opposed to the enemies of the USA within the wake of the September eleven assaults. decided to hit the al-Qaeda bases inside Afghanistan, US plans have been hampered via the reluctance of neighboring nations to permit US army airplane to function from their land bases. This intended that carrier-based F-14s have been pressured to fly a number of hundred miles an afternoon to arrive their ambitions, flying millions of missions related to precision bombing moves on al-Qaeda and Taliban positions. a desirable exploration of contemporary air conflict, this booklet info the activities of the F-14 pilots and plane considering Operation Enduring Freedom (2001-present) with eye-opening insights into the tactical method and wider strategic goals completely supplied by means of senior officials from a few of the air wings concerned. Written through a number one Tomcat specialist with specific entry to undertaking reviews, strive against diaries, first-hand debts and followed by way of pictures from the author's inner most assortment and fabulous full-color art, this unearths the conflict reviews of the main well-known glossy quickly jet.

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