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Grumman / Northrop Grumman F-14 Tomcat fighter

 

F-14A Tomcat

 

Modification Purpose Deliveries Number of commissioned Discarding Differences from the previous modification
F-14A Tomcat fighter 1/1973 - 4/1987 557 --- 2 Pratt & Whitney TF30-P-412A engines (2 x 9480 kgf), from 1984 2 TF30-P-414A engines (2 x 9480 kgf), 1 sixtuple 20-mm gun, 6500 kg of combat load (4 hull points with 4 Phoenix AAM or 4 Sparrow AAM, 2 wing points with 4 Sidewinder AAM or 2 Sidewinder AAM and 2 Sparrow AAM or 2 Sidewinder AAM and 2 Phoenix AAM)(Sidewinder is changed by AMRAAM AAM), later bombs, AWG-9 radar
F-14A+ 9/1986 - 1990 40 --- 2 General Electric F110-GE-400 engines (2 x 12250 kgf)
F-14B 1986 - 1990 ~60 modified from F-14A --- minor alterations
F-14D Super Tomcat fighter - bomber 3/1990 - 1995 37 + 18 F-14D(R), all were modified from F-14A --- 1 sixtuple 20-mm gun, 6777 kg of combat load (4 hull and 4 wing points with 6 Phoenix AAM or 6 Sparrow AAM or 4 Sidewinder AAM or 2 GBU-16 guided bombs or 1 GBU-24P guided bomb or 16 227-kg bombs or 4 454-kg bombs or 2 907-kg bombs or 16 Rockeye bomb cassettes or mines or 127-mm rockets), APG-71 radar

 

Modification F-14D

Wing span, m

19.54 / 10.15

Length, m

19.10

Height, m

4.88

Wings area, m2

52.49

Empty mass, kg

18451

Full flying-off mass, kg

33724
Engine

2 General Electric F110-GE-400

Force, kgf

2 12250
Maximal speed, km/h 1990
Cruise speed, km/h 765
Flying range, km 2965
Vertical speed, m/s  
Maximal altitude, m 16150
Complement 2
Armament 1 sixtuple 20-mm gun, 6777 kg of combat load (4 hull and 4 wing points with 6 Phoenix AAM or 6 Sparrow AAM or 4 Sidewinder AAM or 2 GBU-16 guided bombs or 1 GBU-24P guided bomb or 16 227-kg bombs or 4 454-kg bombs or 2 907-kg bombs or 16 Rockeye bomb cassettes or mines or 127-mm rockets)

F-14A Tomcat

F-14A Tomcat

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008