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F-14 Tomcat by B00nz F-14 Tomcat by B00nz
The F-14 Tomcat:

The Grumman F-14 Tomcat is a United States Navy supersonic, twin-engine, variable sweep wing, two-seat strike fighter. The Tomcat's primary missions are air superiority, fleet air defense, and precision strike against ground targets.

General characteristics

* Crew: 2 (Pilot and Radar Intercept Officer)
* Length: 61 ft 9 in (18.6 m)
* Wingspan: 64 ft (19 m) unswept, 38 ft (11.4 m) swept
* Height: 16 ft (4.8 m)
* Wing area: 565 ft (54.5 m)
* Maximum takeoff: 72,900 lb (32,805 kg)
* Powerplant:
o F-14A: 2x Pratt & Whitney TF-30P-414A turbofans, 15,285 lbf (68 kN) each, 20,900 lbf (93 kN) with afterburner
o F-14B/D: 2x General Electric F110-GE-400 turbofans, 16,610 lbf (74 kN) each, 27,000 lbf (120 kN) with afterburner



Performance

* Maximum speed: 1,544 mph (2,485 km/h) Mach 2.34
* Combat radius: 576 miles (927 km)
* Service ceiling: 50,000+ ft (15,000+ m)
* Rate of climb: F-14A: 30,000 ft/min (9,145 m/min); F-14B/D: 45,000+ ft/min (13715+ m/min)
* Wing loading: 113.4 lb/ft (553.9 kg/m)
* Thrust/weight: F-14A: 0.72 lbf/lb (7.1 N/kg)



Armament

* 13,000 lb (5,900 kg) of ordinance including;
o Guns: 1x M61 Vulcan 20 mm Gatling Gun
o Missiles: AIM-54 Phoenix, AIM-7 Sparrow and AIM-9 Sidewinder air-to-air
o Loading configurations:
+ 2x AIM-9 + 6x AIM-54
+ 2x AIM-9 + 2x AIM-54 + 3x AIM-7
+ 2x AIM-9 + 4x AIM-54 + 2x AIM-7
+ 2x AIM-9 + 6x AIM-7
+ 4x AIM-9 + 4x AIM-54
+ 4x AIM-9 + 4x AIM-7


o Bombs: GBU-10, GBU-12, GBU-16, GBU-24, GBU-24E Paveway I/II/III LGB, GBU-31, GBU-38 JDAM, Mk 20 Rockeye, Mk-82, Mk-83 and Mk-84 series iron bombs



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Note: This one is for aficionados
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FenirWolf Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Truly a mistake to retire these beauties for F-18s that can't dogfight as well, nor fly as fast... Truly the wolf of all aircraft, and it heavily influenced Sukhoi's Su-27! (Thanks to Iran selling them to Russia... But hey! Least somebody made use out of a near perfect design.)
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Str3ss Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
zu schade, dass sie nur noch im Iran fliegt :D
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xXseadragonXx Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009   Photographer
Länge und Reichweite stimmen nicht ganz
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AtlasMaximus Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2008
The real Robotech Varitech!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The F-14A is the ultimate fighter and my favourite one.
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petitcapitaine Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008
The original is an aibrushing by Dru Blair ;)
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UbcsRonin Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2007
Most Beautiful Jetplane Fighter...
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guardian83 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2007
Awesome.
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jl2154 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2006
She is hallin ass
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