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Grumman F-14 Tomcat [Iranian air force]

67.8k CR929thenewSPplayer  13 days ago
Auto Credit Based on IQinventory's F-14A TOMCAT

Introductions:

Introduction of Grumman F-14:

The Grumman F-14 Tomcat is an American carrier-capable supersonic, twin-engine, two-seat, twin-tail, all-weather-capable variable-sweep wing fighter aircraft. The Tomcat was developed for the United States Navy's Naval Fighter Experimental (VFX) program after the collapse of the General Dynamics-Grumman F-111B project. A large and well-equipped fighter, 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 War.

The 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 was added in the 1990s and the Tomcat began performing precision ground-attack missions.

The Tomcat was retired by U.S. Navy on 22 September 2006, supplanted by the Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet. Several retired F-14s have been put on display across the US.

Having been exported to Pahlavi Iran under the Western-aligned Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi in 1976, F-14s were used as land-based interceptors by the Imperial Iranian Air Force. Following the Iranian Revolution in 1979, the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force used them during the Iran–Iraq War. Iran claimed their F-14s shot down at least 160 Iraqi aircraft during the war (only 55 of these confirmed, according to historian Tom Cooper), while 16 Tomcats were lost, including seven losses to accidents. As of 2022, the F-14 remains in service with Iran's air force, though in low numbers of combat-ready aircraft due to a lack of spare parts.

Introduction of IRIAF:

The Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force is the aviation branch of the Islamic Republic of Iran Army. The present air force came into being when the Imperial Iranian Air Force was renamed in 1979 following the Iranian Revolution. The IRIAF was heavily involved in the Iran–Iraq War, carrying out major operations like Operation Kaman 99, Operation Sultan 10, the H-3 airstrike, and the first attack on a nuclear reactor in history, Operation Scorch Sword. As a result of eight years of aerial combat in that conflict, the IRIAF has the second highest claimed number of fighter aces in the region, exceeded only by the Israeli Air Force; as many as seven IRIAF pilots claimed more than six kills, mostly achieved in the F-14 Tomcat. Veterans of the Iran–Iraq War would go on to form the core of the IRIAF command.

Additions:

Credits

IQinventory for the original aircraft

Deeznutz1234 for the cockpit

Honorable mentions

Erc90F4RU for the amazing pictures

DLAERODYNAMIC for the request

Some pictures (taken by Erc90F4RU)

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Predecessor F-14A TOMCAT
  • Created On iOS
  • Wingspan 62.8ft (19.2m)
  • Length 65.6ft (20.0m)
  • Height 18.1ft (5.5m)
  • Empty Weight 5,621lbs (2,549kg)
  • Loaded Weight 22,191lbs (10,065kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 3.038
  • Wing Loading 47.1lbs/ft2 (229.9kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 471.3ft2 (43.8m2)
  • Drag Points 11204

Parts

  • Number of Parts 798
  • Control Surfaces 6
  • Performance Cost 2,510
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    IRAN MENTIONED🇮🇷🇮🇷🇮🇷🇮🇷🇮🇷

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    @CR929thenewSPplayer YES

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    Yep I will
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    2,242 Zhixunlin23

    @CR929thenewSPplayer can you tag me in every single one of your builds?

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    2,242 Zhixunlin23

    I thought this was a build by Erc90F4RU at first

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    yo this is the best f-14 and it is not even laggy

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    1,405 Jmplane678

    hi is you again do you remember our promise
    https://www.simpleplanes.com/Forums/View/1937860/i-want-to-ask-someone-to-build-PEA-version-of-those-two-aircraft

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    Sorry about that, I just realized that (I’ll fix that later on)
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    looks wholesome 👍

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    4,387 ccc12345

    Excellent men 💪

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    @ShinyGemsBro trully the pun of all time

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    @CR929thenewSPplayer yes I realized it also

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    Tomcot.

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    I just found out that I forgot it, I supposed to add it on the plane, sorry about that : (
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    Nice good! Iranian air force Grumman F-14 Tomcat is beautiful!

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    1,954 Bozorgi

    Nice

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    98.2k L1nus

    why do the intakes point inward, even tho they point out word reference

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    Uh where is the internal gun

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    Thanks!
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    Done :)

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    Iran and never came back

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