Print: F-14A Tomcat VF-41 ‘Black Aces’
VF-41 was established on 1 September 1950 at NAS Oceana. In April 1976 VF-41 transitioned from the F-4N to the F-14A Tomcat and their first cruise began in September 1977 as part of CVW-8 on USS Nimitz. Another cruise followed in 1980 to the Mediterranean. While on deployment in the Mediterranean on August 19, 1981, during a routine combat air patrol mission over the Gulf of Sidra, two Libyan Su-22 “Fitter” aircraft were shot down by squadron aircraft. The incident marked the first Navy air combat confrontation since the Vietnam War and the first ever for the F-14A Tomcat.
Original art by John Perry.
14″ x 11″, 100lb pure white card stock.
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