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F-14 Tomcat

FunctionCarrier-based multi-role strike fighter
Contractor Grumman Aerospace Corporation
Unit Cost $38 million
Propulsion F-14: two Pratt & Whitney TF-30P-414A
turbofan engines with afterburners;

F-14B and F-14D: two General Electric F-110-GE-400
augmented turbofan engines with afterburners

Thrust F-14A: 20,900 pounds (9,405 kg) static thrust per engine;
F-14B and F-14D: 27,000 pounds (12,150 kg) per engine
Length 61 feet 9 inches (18.6 meters)
Height 16 feet (4.8 meters)
Basic Weight approx 43,600 pounds
Maximum Takeoff Weight 72,900 pounds (32,805 kg)
Wingspan 64 feet (19 meters) unswept,
38 feet (11.4 meters) swept
Reference wing area 565 sq ft.
Wing aspect ratio 7.28
Ceiling Above 53,000 feet
Max G 6.5
Speed 1,584 mph (2,548km/h) Max. speed at 40,000 ft (12,200 m)
Max Mach Number = 1.88
Cruise Mach Number = .72
Carrier Approach Speed = 125 kts
Fuel 16, 200 lbs. Internal fuel
3, 800 lbs. External fuel
Maximum range1,600 nm (2,573km)
Mission Radius 500 nm (930 km) Hi-Med-Hi strike profile
380 nm (700 km) Hi-Lo-Lo-Hi strike profile
Airfield 2,500 ft. Field takeoff distance
2,400 ft. Field landing distance
Crew Two: pilot and radar intercept officer
Armament Up to 13,000 pounds of

Air-to-Air Missiles (up to)
6 AIM-7 Sparrows
4 AIM-9 Sidewinder
6 AIM-54 Phoenix

air-to-ground ordnance
MK-82 (500 lbs.)
4 MK-83 (1,000 lbs.)
4 MK-84 (2,000 lbs.)
MK-20 cluster bomb
4 GBU-10 LGB
GBU-12 MK-82 LGB
4 GBU-16 MK-83 LGB
4 GBU-24 MK-84 LGB
4 GBU-31 JDAM (2,000 lbs)

one MK-61A1 Vulcan 20mm cannon

Selected F-14A and B are wired to carry TARPS
All F-14D's are wired to carry the TARPS

  • AN/ALR-45 radar warning receiver [Itek]
  • AN/ALR-67 radar warning receiver [F-14D]
  • AN/ALQ-167 ECM Pod [F-14D]
  • AN/ALE-50 towed decoy [F-14D]
  • Date Deployed First flight: December 21st 1970
    Inventory 157 F-14A/B
    53 F-14D
    Phasing out one squadron / year
    All to be withdrawn by 2010

    F-14 orginally designed for 6,000 flight hours
    Currently certified for 7,350 flight hours
    Potential for extension to 8,000 or 9,000 flight hours

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