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Grumman F-14A Tomcat

Photo ID 199570 by David F. Brown. USA Navy Grumman F 14A Tomcat, 162691
The Grumman F-14 Tomcat is a supersonic, twin-engine, two-seat, variable-sweep wing aircraft. The F-14 was the United States Navy's primary maritime air superiority fighter, fleet defense interceptor and tactical reconnaissance platform from 1974 to 2006. It later performed precision strike missions once it was integrated with the Low Altitude Navigation and Targeting Infrared for Night LANTIRN system.

The F-14 was developed after the collapse of the F-111B project, and was the first of the American teen-series fighters which were designed incorporating the experience of air combat against MiGs during the Vietnam War.
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • First Flight: 1970
  • Initial Service Date: 1974
  • No. Built: 672
  • No. In Service: 20
  • No. of Hardpoints: 10
  • Crew: 2

Power:

2 x Pratt & Whitney TF-30P-414A or -412A turbofans at 20,900 lbf

Weapons:

1 20 mm (0.787 in) M61 Vulcan Gatling Gun, with 675 rounds

AIM-54 Phoenix, AIM-7 Sparrow, AIM-9 Sidewinder, AIM-120 AMRAAM

Dimensions:

Length:62 ft. 8 in.
Wing Span:64 ft. 2 in.
Wing Area:565 sq.ft
Height:16 ft.
Empty Weight:40,105 lbs
Max. Weight:74,349 lbs
Max. Payload:13,000 lbs

Performance:

Max. Speed:1,544 mph
Service Ceiling:50,000+ ft.
Normal Range:665 nm
Max. Range:1,735 nm

Operators:

Iran

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