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Northrop Grumman F-14 Tomcat

F-14 Tomcat - Naval Air Station Oceana, Va. (Sept. 25, 2004) - An F-14D Tomcat assigned to the "Black Lions" of Fighter Squadron Two One Three (VF-213), conducts a high-speed pass at the conclusion of the tactical air power demonstration at the 2004 "In Pursuit of Liberty," Naval Air Station Oceana Air Show. The demonstration showcased multiple F-14 Tomcats and F/A-18 Hornets displaying various maneuvers and simulated bomb and staffing passes in front of the crowd. The air show, held Sept. 24-26, showcased civilian and military aircraft from the Nation
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Information on the F-14 Tomcat

Current plan is to have Tomcats in service until mid-FY07. Tomcat squadrons have already started to transition to the F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet aircraft, and will continue to transition in a phased approach.

Source: http://www.navy.mil/navydata/fact_display.asp?cid=1100&tid=1100&ct=1



F-14 Tomcat Specifications

General Characteristics
Contractor: Northrop Grumman.
Date Deployed: First flight: December 1970.
Propulsion: F-14A: (2) TF30-414A Afterburning Turbofans with over 40,000 lb Total Thrust
F-14B/D: (2) F110-GE400 Afterburning Turbofans with over 54,000 lb Total Thrust.
Length: 62 feet 9 inches (18.9 meters).
Height: 16 feet (4.8 meters).
Wingspan: 64 feet (19 meters) unswept; 38 feet (11.4 meters) swept.
Weight: 43,600 lb (19,777 kg) (F-14B).
Airspeed: Mach 2+.
Ceiling: 50,000+ feet.
Range: 1600 nautical miles.
Crew: Two (pilot and radar intercept officer).

Description
The F-14 Tomcat is a supersonic, twin-engine, variable sweep wing, two-place strike fighter manufactured by Grumman Aircraft Corporation. The multiple tasks of navigation, target acquisition, electronic counter measures (ECM), and weapons employment are divided between the pilot and the radar intercept officer (RIO). Primary missions include precision strike against ground targets, air superiority, and fleet air defense.

Features
As a Strike Fighter, the Tomcat is capable of deploying an assortment of air-to-ground ordnance (MK-80 series GP bombs, LGBs and JDAM) in various configurations, while simultaneously carrying the AIM-7, AIM-9 and AIM-54 air-to-air missiles. The F-14 also has the LANTIRN targeting system that allows delivery of various laser-guided bombs for precision strikes in air-to-ground combat missions and for battle damage assessment. With its Fast Tactical Imagery (FTI) system the F-14 can transmit and receive targeting/reconnaissance imagery in-flight to provide time sensitive strike capability. A number of F-14s also carry the Tactical Air Reconnaissance Pod System (TARPS) providing in-theater tactical reconnaissance.



Additional F-14 Tomcat Photos

F-14 Tomcat - Iraqi Air Space (Aug. 14, 2004) - An F-14B Tomcat assigned to the "Jolly Rogers" of Fighter Squadron One Zero Three (VF-103) flies over Iraq during a combat mission in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). VF-103 is currently assigned to Carrier Air Wing Seventeen (CVW-17), embarked aboard the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67). This is the final F-14 Tomcat deployment for VF-103 as they will be transferring to the F/A-18F Super Hornet when they return from deployment. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Lee O. Tucker.F-14 Tomcat - Naval Air Station Oceana, Va. (Sept. 24, 2004) ? An F-14D Tomcat assigned to the "Black Lions" of Fighter Squadron Two One Three (VF-213), conducts a high-speed pass in front of the crowd during the tactical air power demonstration at the 2004 "In Pursuit of Liberty," Naval Air Station Oceana Air Show. The demonstration showcased multiple F-14 Tomcats and F/A-18 Hornets displaying various maneuvers and simulated bomb and staffing passes in front of the crowd. The air show, held Sept. 24-26, showcased civilian and military aircraft from the NationF-14 Tomcat - Arabian Gulf (Aug. 20, 2004) - An F-14B Tomcat assigned to the ?Jolly Rogers? of Fighter Squadron One Zero Three (VF-103) launches off the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67). Kennedy and Carrier Air Wing Seventeen (CVW-17) are operating in the 5TH Fleet area of responsibility, conducting missions in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). Units in the Kennedy Strike Group are working closely with Multi-National Corps-Iraq and Iraqi forces to bring stability to the sovereign government of Iraq. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer?s Mate 2nd Class Michael Sandberg.



F-14 Tomcat Videos

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