This video proves that the F-14 Tomcat was much more than a capable fleet defender.
Clips taken from the Tomcat HUD and TCS, show that the F-14 could win against some of the best and most agile fighters ever built, such as the F-16, the MiG-21, the MiG-29, the F/A-18, the Mirage 2000, the F-15 and the MiG-23 during DACT (Dissimilar Air Combat Training) and/or real dogfight sessions.
Here is a nice compilation of Fulcrum flight deck operations.
In 2013, Russian Mig-29K fighter jets performed testing aboard Indian Navy aircraft carrier INS “Vikramaditya”.
The “new” aircraft carrier dates back to 1987, when it operated under the name of Baku in the Soviet Navy. It was decommissioned in 1996 and the Indian Navy purchased it in 2004 at an aggregate price of $2,35 billion.
The video is just a teaser to this year’s full-length cruise video dubbed “That’s a Shack!” but it contains much interesting stuff, including the AGM-154 JSOW delivery as seen from the ATFLIR pod, low level flying in the canyons, dogfights and flight deck operations.
There’s also some night footage, including a gun strafe practice with the M61A2 Vulcan nose-mounted Gatling-style cannon which creates a faster-than-light travel visual effect similar to that of some famous spacecraft out of science fiction movies.