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F-14D Super Tomcat

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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.[1]

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 pro-American 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),[2] while 16 Tomcats were lost, including seven losses to accidents.[2][3] 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.

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.

  Role

Interceptor,
air superiority,
and multirole fighter

  National origin

United States

  Manufacturer

Grumman

  First flight

21 December 1970

 Introduction

22 September 1974

 Retired

22 September 2006 (United States Navy)

 Status

In service with the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force

 Primary users

United States Navy (historical)
Imperial Iranian Air Force (historical)
Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force

  Produced

1969–1991

  Number built

712

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Controls

Carrier takeoff

Throttle 34%
Flaps +50%
(Optional) Ag3 for gear kneal de act after takeoff

Runway Takeoff

Flaps +50%
Throttle 20/23% (until takeoff)

Cruising Controls

(For low speed) Throttle 30/50% VTOL 0/-55%
(For high speed) Throttle 60/70% VTOL -55/-85%
(For max speed) Throttle 90/100% VTOL -100%
(Trim to personal preference)

Landing Controls

(Carrier) Throttle 14/20 Ag7 on ag4 on VTOL +100%
(Runway) Throttle 14/23 ag7 on VTOL +100%

Ag1 Canopy Ag2 Jettison Tanks Ag3 kneal Gear
Ag4 Arresting hook Ag5 open nose cone Ag6 open Glove veins ag7 Air Brakes

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General Characteristics

  • Created On Android
  • Wingspan 60.6ft (18.5m)
  • Length 61.4ft (18.7m)
  • Height 19.1ft (5.8m)
  • Empty Weight 17,637lbs (8,000kg)
  • Loaded Weight 39,113lbs (17,741kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 14.651
  • Wing Loading 59.1lbs/ft2 (288.5kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 661.9ft2 (61.5m2)
  • Drag Points 14238

Parts

  • Number of Parts 701
  • Control Surfaces 4
  • Performance Cost 3,256