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F-14 Tomcat

2.34 Mach

The Grumman F-14 is an air-superiority fighter and long-range interceptor developed in the early 70's for the US Navy. The Tomcat features a variable-sweep wing, twin-engines, and two seats. It was designed as an all-purpose workhorse of the US Navy, and served this role until it was replaced by the F-18 Hornet. Unit cost: $50 million, inflation adjusted.