It's first maiden flight of the first F-14 Tomcat took place on December 21, 1970. Its first sortie was in March of 1974. There were several different models of the F-14. There is the F-14B, F-14A, and the F-14D. The F-14 Tomcat is a Naval multi role fighter for the United States. Admiral Tom Conolly was responsible for the F-14 project. It delivered Phoenix and Sparrow missiles to any target within a mile to two mile range. It is a supersonic twin engined fighter aircraft. The F-14 was a great aircraft and are out of service at this time. You can still see them at your local airshows and or military bases worldwide. It was in fact an excellent and on of the best Naval multi role fighter placed right next to the F-18 Superhornet.