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Grumman F-14A 'Tomcat'

Description
Notes: CARRIER-BASED, fighter with modified phoenix weapon system for fleet air defense, escort, combat air patrol, air superiority, and interdiction missions (2 CREW) .
  Manufacturer:Grumman


  Base model:F-14
  Designation:F-14
  Version:A
  Nickname:Tomcat
  Designation System:U.S. Tri-Service
  Designation Period:1962-Present
  Basic role:Fighter
  Crew:Pilot & RIO
  First Flew:1970/12/21

Specifications
  Length: 62' 8" 19.1 m
  Height:16' 0" 4.8 m
  Wingspan: 64' 1" 19.5 m
  Wingarea: 565.0 sq ft 52.4 sq m
  Empty Weight: 40,101 lb 18,186 kg
  Gross Weight: 59,714 lb 27,081 kg
  Max Weight: 74,349 lb 33,718 kg

Propulsion
  No. of Engines: 2
  Powerplant: Pratt & Whitney TF30-P-412A 9A/B 20,900 Lb)
  Thrust (each):12,350 lb 5,600 kg

Performance
  Cruise Speed: 610 mph 982 km/h 530 kt
  Max Speed: 1,544 mph 2,486 km/h 1,343 kt
  Climb: 32,500 ft/min 9,905 m/min
  Ceiling: 55,000 ft 16,763 m

Operators (Past and Present)
USN VF-1 Miramar CA
USN VF-2 Miramar CA
USN VF-14 Oceana VA
USN VF-21 Atsugi Japan
USN VF-32 Oceana VA
USN VF-33 Oceana VA
USN VF-41 Oceana VA
USN VF-51 Miramar CA
USN VF-84 NAS Oceana VA
USN VF-101 Oceana VA
USN VF-102 Oceana VA
USN VF-111 Miramar CA
USN VF-114 Miramar CA
USN VF-124 Miramar CA
USN VF-154 Atsugi Japan
USN VF-201 Dallas TX
USN VF-202 Dallas TX
USN VF-213 Miramar CA
USN VF-301 Miramar CA
USN VF-302 NAS Miramar CA
USN VX-4 Point Mugu CA

Known serial numbers
157980 / 157985, 157987 / 157991, 158612 / 158637, 158978 / 159025, 159421 / 159468, 159588 / 159637 , 159825 / 159874 , 160299 / 160378 , 160379 / 160414 , 160652 / 160696 , 160887 / 160930 , 161133 / 161168 , 161270 / 161299 , 161300 / 161305 , 161416 / 161445 , 161597 / 161626 , 161850 / 161864 , 161866 , 161868 / 161873 , 161874 / 161879 , 162588 / 162594 , 162596 / 162611 , 162688 / 162711 , 162712 / 162717

Examples of this type may be found at
MuseumCityState
Air Victory MuseumMedfordNew Jersey
Aviation Heritage ParkNAS OceanaVirginia
Cradle of Aviation MuseumGarden CityNew York
Kalamazoo Aviation History MuseumKalamazooMichigan
March Field Air MuseumRiversideCalifornia
Mid America Air MuseumLiberalKansas
NAF El CentroEl CentroCalifornia
NAS FallonFallonNevada
NAS Ft. Worth Joint Reserve BaseFt. WorthTexas
NAS MiramarSan DiegoCalifornia
NAS NorfolkNorfolkVirginia
National Museum of Naval AviationNAS PensacolaFlorida
National Warplane MuseumGeneseoNew York
Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft DivisionLexington ParkMaryland
Pacific Coast Air MuseumSanta RosaCalifornia
Patriots Point Naval and Maritime MuseumMt. PleasantSouth Carolina
Patuxent River Naval Air MuseumPatuxent RiverMaryland
Pima Air & Space MuseumTucsonArizona
San Diego Aerospace MuseumSan DiegoCalifornia
The Air Museum "Planes of Fame"ChinoCalifornia
USS Lexington Museum On The BayCorpus ChristiTexas
Valiant Air Command MuseumTitusvilleFlorida

F-14A on display


Aviation Heritage Park

Cradle of Aviation Museum

Kalamazoo Aviation History Museum

March Field Museum

Mid America Air Museum

NAS Fallon

NAS Miramar

NAS Norfolk

National Museum of Naval Aviation

National Warplane Museum

Naval Air Warfare Center
 


 

Recent comments by our visitors
 Wayne
 , AR
I worked on the F-14's as an Aviation Electrician from 1972 until 1984. Started with VF-124 with the first operarional aircraft. Moved on to VF-14 and finished up with VF-33. I had over 500 hours of engine turn time. I got to fly (backseat) the T-38 Talon, T-2 Buckeye, and the TA-4 Skyhawk with catshots and arrested landing in the US-3 Viking and the C-1 and C-2 CODS. The F-14 is the memory I am most fond of. What a great aircraft and it is like your first girl. My first afterburner turn at night at the high-power area at NAS Miramar was awesome. I could feel the power of the engines move through the airframe up intoy body - what a rush. I sorely miss her. The Navy will never, ever, have as good an aircraft.
07/03/2011 @ 19:46 [ref: 39892]
 ian
 , ND
I think the F-14A is the best fighter ever known
01/12/2011 @ 06:54 [ref: 35474]
 ian
 , ND
I think the F-14A is the best fighter ever known
01/12/2011 @ 06:53 [ref: 35473]
 Marlene Wagner
 , NY
My Dad, Ed Wagner, was an engineer on the "TomCat" project. Though his baby was the A-6E Intruder, the F-14 was a major part of my life. I used to sunbath in the backyard and the fly boys in the F-14's would put on a show above me. I got the chance to crawl around in an F-14 that was "in the shop." It was somewhat apart. It was a complicated mess of wires. Dad worked for Grumman from 1950 until his retirement in 1986.
07/23/2010 @ 05:55 [ref: 28380]
 Alec Berfield
 Bodega Bay, CA
I have a client who is VERY interested in purchasing an F-14 Tomcat. Anyone having information regarding availability please contact me right away.
06/22/2010 @ 10:20 [ref: 26621]
 dre
 , CA
Dear F-14 Frantics

The TOMCAT is by far the finest plane that ever flew in the Navy.In her haw day she was the best(the f-15 can go to HELL) But has I was saying, I do not think the Navy will
ever have a plane as good as the F-14 TOMCAT. When I see
pictures of her, it's like your first girlfriend, I don't
think you ever forget her. I wish the DAMM Navy would have
replace those lousy Pratt and Whitey engines, for GE F100
ENGINES along time ago. They would have a much better Tomcat and would have save a lot of F-14 's from crashing.
So please F-14 nut's like my self, the next time you drink a cold one please rasie your glass and give salute to the F-14 TOMCAT. I will. Peace
08/23/2008 @ 19:59 [ref: 22534]
 dre
 , CA
Dear F-14 Frantics

The TOMCAT is by far the finest plane that ever flew in the Navy.In her haw day she was the best(the f-15 can go to HELL) But has I was saying, I do not think the Navy will
ever have a plane as good as the F-14 TOMCAT. When I see
pictures of her, it's like your first girlfriend, I don't
think you ever forget her. I wish the DAMM Navy would have
replace those lousy Pratt and Whitey engines, for GE F100
ENGINES along time ago. They would have a much better Tomcat and would have save a lot of F-14 's from crashing.
So please F-14 nut's like my self, the next time you drink a cold one please rasie your glass and give salute to the F-14 TOMCAT. I will. Peace
08/23/2008 @ 19:59 [ref: 22533]
 Ramtin Alikhani
 Iran/Tehran, OTH
You guys are crazy or what?!you took several pictures of the same Grumman F-14 and only two pictures of the Iranian F-14?!If you think you are clever americans, kiss my ass!
11/30/2007 @ 22:48 [ref: 18747]
 Jimmy Massey \'Be Bop\'
 Petersburg, VA
Served in VF-21 '85-'89 sure gonna miss the Tomcat.
04/15/2007 @ 09:03 [ref: 16192]
 Sean \"Maverick\" Buchta
 Tonopah, AZ
The F-14A is my favorite aircraft of all time and is the best plane in the world.
03/19/2007 @ 06:40 [ref: 15945]

 

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