The F-14 Tomcat (S/N 160694) sitting on the deck of the USS Lexington in Corpus Christi, TX is one of a valiant few that was used in the 1986 Blockbuster Movie, “Top Gun”. The museum has been working to restore this F-14 to a VF-84 “Jolly Rogers” paint scheme and protect it before the elements deteriorate this aircraft movie star.

Thanks to the USS Lexington Museum Staff and to Matthew Lawlor for many technical insights!

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    My first model was an F-14 fighter jet that my dad bought me for my seventh ... Over the course of several months, dad and I slowly pieced together the Top Gun Tomcat (OK, so dad did most of the work) ...

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