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Grumman F-14 Tomcat

14.0k Homemade  4 months ago

Control : VTOL=fold the wing , Ag1=More agility , Ag2=hook .The Grumman F-14 Tomcat is an American supersonic, twin-engine, two-seat, twin-tail, variable-sweep wing fighter aircraft. It was the first such U.S. jet fighter with twin tails. The Tomcat was developed for the United States Navy's Naval Fighter Experimental (VFX) program after the collapse of the F-111B project. The F-14 was the first of the American Teen Series fighters, which were designed incorporating air combat experience against MiG fighters during the Vietnam WThe F-14 first flew on 21 December 1970 and made its first deployment in 1974 with the U.S. Navy aboard USS Enterprise (CVN-65), replacing the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II. The F-14 served as the U.S. Navy's primary maritime air superiority fighter, fleet defense interceptor, and tactical aerial reconnaissance platform into the 2000s. The Low Altitude Navigation and Targeting Infrared for Night (LANTIRN) pod system were added in the 1990s and the Tomcat began performing precision ground-attack missions.[2]In the 1980s, F-14s were used as land-based interceptors by the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force during the Iran–Iraq War, where they saw combat against Iraqi warplanes. Iranian F-14s reportedly shot down at least 160 Iraqi aircraft during the war, while only 12 to 16 Tomcats were lost; at least half of these losses were due to accidents.[3][4]The Tomcat was retired from the U.S. Navy's active fleet on 22 September 2006, having been supplanted by the Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet.[5] The F-14 remains in service with Iran's air force, having been exported to Iran in 1976. In November 2015, reports emerged of Iranian F-14s reportedly flying escort for Russian Tu-95 bombers on air strikes in Syria.[6]

General Characteristics

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  • Wingspan 45.1ft (13.7m)
  • Length 52.5ft (16.0m)
  • Height 12.7ft (3.9m)
  • Empty Weight 15,278lbs (6,930kg)
  • Loaded Weight 23,908lbs (10,844kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 2.819
  • Wing Loading 60.4lbs/ft2 (294.7kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 396.1ft2 (36.8m2)
  • Drag Points 5712

Parts

  • Number of Parts 122
  • Control Surfaces 8
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    Yea.😎@Homemade

    4 months ago
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    U mean its TopGun @AerialFighterSnakes

    4 months ago
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    I don’t know how to describe how I feel about this in any other way so I’m just gonna say this,
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    🎶Highway to the Danger Zone🎶 😎 “Gentlemen this school is about combat. There are no points for second place.” “Sorry Goose, but it’s time to buzz the tower.” “Great balls of fire!!!” “Gosh dang it!!! That’s twice!!! I want some butts!!!” “What you do up there is dangerous, but you’ve got to go on.” 🎶You’ve lost that lovin feeling🎶 🎶Take me on your mighty wings tonight🎶 “Watch the birdy.” “I’m gonna hit the brakes and he’ll fly right by.” “The remaining Migs are bugging out.” “You. You are still dangerous. You can be my wingman anytime.” 🎶Playing with the boys🎶 “YEE HAW!!! Jester’s dead!!!” “The defense department regrets to inform you that your sons are dead because they were stupid.” I feel the need, the need for speed!!!”
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    I couldn’t describe this aircraft in any other way.

    +1 4 months ago