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F-14A Tomcat

7,569 ReinMcDeer  one month ago
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This plane was first made around June 2020 and was last renovated in October 2020. It just hasn't been posted until now. (Expect this message on most of my planes for the time being.)

Grumman F-14A Tomcat
Role: Interceptor, Air Superiority Fighter, Multirole Fighter
Crew: 2
Armament: 1x 20mm M61A1 Vulcan
Payload: 4x AIM-9 Sidewinder, 4x AIM-7 Sparrow
Alt.Config.1: 2x AIM-9 Sidewinder, 6x AIM-54 Phoenix
Alt.Config.2: 2x AIM-9 Sidewinder, 2x AIM-7 Sparrow, 2x AIM-54 Phoenix
Alt.Config.3: 2x AIM-9 Sidewinder, 2x AIM-7 Sparrow, 4x GBU-32 JDAM
(All of these alternate configurations are unlisted.)
Livery: Standard US Navy Gray/White

Controls
Normal Throttle/Pitch/Roll/Yaw/Landing Gear
Fire Guns: Fire 1x 20mm M61A1 Vulcan
AG1: Lights
AG2: Arrestor Hook
AG3: Sweep Wings
Hardpoint activation groups are numbered from the wingtip to fuselage and 
from front to back.
AG4: Wing Hardpoint 1A AIM-9 Manual Release
AG5: Wing Hardpoint 1B AIM-9 Manual Release
AG6: Fuselage Hardpoint 1 AIM-7 Manual Release
AG7: Fuselage Center Hardpoint 1/2 AIM-7 Manual Release
VTOL: Elevator Adjustment (Inverted)
Trim: Flaps (Inverted)
Cam1: Left Wing Cam
Cam2: Right Wing Cam

Author's Notes
- The wings only sweep back all the way if the landing gear is down or the throttle is at 100% (Otherwise, it will sweep halfway)
- The fuel on this plane is unlimited
- The ammo on the gun is unlimited
- If you use Alt.Config.1 , either use or release the rear AIM-54s before landing or else you run the risk of them hitting the ground (Which may or may not be true to real life.)
- This plane was made using paper blueprints and graph paper (And this book)

In-Game Name (For Reference): [RD] F-14A

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 64.2ft (19.6m)
  • Length 63.9ft (19.5m)
  • Height 15.3ft (4.6m)
  • Empty Weight 32,689lbs (14,827kg)
  • Loaded Weight 49,072lbs (22,259kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 1.373
  • Wing Loading 23.2lbs/ft2 (113.5kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 2,111.4ft2 (196.2m2)
  • Drag Points 4184

Parts

  • Number of Parts 271
  • Control Surfaces 10
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    Light and good

    4 days ago
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    14.3k typeZERO

    TAS = 100
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    Try that on the wings

    one month ago
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    For the plane with the GBU-32s I thought that they would be normal bombs and proceeded to make my own guidance system. And then i downloade it and realized that it already has one.

    one month ago
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    7,569 ReinMcDeer

    @EngineerOtaku Thanks for the feedback! And yes I did actually choose the early IRST sensor specifically.

    +1 one month ago
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    Iz pretty gud. Tomcat is popular on this site for many reasons, so lots o' builds. This one flies smoothly just like the other US fighter builds, and I'm glad the swing wing doesn't affect turning performance (for example my old F-14 became much less agile with the wings swept back).
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    In terms of the proportions the engine nacelles seem a bit squished in the front; from the side view there should be some of them interrupting the silhouette of the fuselage lines. Also the landing gear seem too short? The topmost edge of the main wheels should be in-line with the engine nacelles, which would help fix some of the issues with loadout 2. Also the fuselage should slope upwards from just in front of the canopy's back edge, which would again fix the issue with loadout 2 as the Phoenix would be able to ride further from the ground. Still I like the lines and color scheme (I'm weak to the 70's High-Viz pattern), and it even has the early early IRST sensor on the nose instead of the TV camera.
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    Sorry to critique. I'm verr picky when it comes to shaping.

    one month ago
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    7,569 ReinMcDeer

    @MartinAviationAndAeronautics Thank you!

    one month ago
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    Great Build!

    +1 one month ago