Grumman F-14A Tomcat Aircraft Data
Photo ID 181686 by frank van de waardenburg. USA Navy Grumman F 14A Tomcat, 160898
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


2 x Pratt & Whitney TF-30P-414A or -412A turbofans at 93 kN


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


Length: 19.10 m.
Wing Span: 19.54 m.
Wing Area: 52.5 m²
Height: 4.88 m.
Empty Weight: 18,190 kg.
Max. Weight: 33,724 kg.
Max. Payload: 5,896 kg.


Max. Speed: 2,485 kph
Service Ceiling: 15,240 m.
Normal Range: 1,233 km
Max. Range: 3,220 km



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