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GRUMMAN F-14A TOMCAT
1970
 
INTERCEPTOR/AIR SUPERIORITY FIGHTER
 
     
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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DATA
 
 
GRUMMAN F-14A TOMCAT
 
CLASSIFICATION
CLASS :
 INTERCEPTOR/AIR SUPERIORITY FIGHTER
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN :
 UNITED STATES
MANUFACTURER :
 Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation (Later Grumman Aerospace
 
 Corp.)
FIRST FLIGHT :
 DECEMBER 21, 1970
SERVICE DELIVERY :
 1972
NUMBER BUILT :
 580 Delivered to US Navy, Plus 79 Delivered to Iran
   
SPECIFICATION
SPAN :
 Wing Extended: 64 ft 1-1/2 (19.53 m); Wings Swept: 38 ft 2-1/2 in
 
 (11.63 m)
LENGTH :
 62 ft 8 in (19.1 m)
HEIGHT :
 16 ft (4.88 m)
WING AREA :
 565 sq ft (54.5 m sq)
WING LOADING :
 113.4 lb/ft sq (553.9 kg/m sq)
POWER LOADING :
 ---
ASPECT RATIO :
 ---
WEIGHT EMPTY :
 40,101 lb (18189.5 kg)
WEIGHT LOADED :
 59,714 lb (27085.8 kg)
WEIGHT MAX :
 74,350 lb (33,720 kg)
ARMAMENT :
 1 20mm (0.787 in) M61A1 Vulcan 6-Barreled Gatling Cannon
PAYLOAD :
 4 x AIM-7E/F Sparrow Air-to-Air Missiles;
 -
 4 x AIM-9L Sidewinders; or
 -
 6 x AIM-Phoenix Air-to-Air Missiles plus 2 x Sidewinder
POWER PLANT :
 2 Pratt & Whitney TF30-P-412A or 414A turbofans with afterburning,
 
 Producing 20,900 lb s.t. each (w/ Afterburner)
CREW :
 2 - Pilot and Radar Intercept Officer
 
 
PERFORMANCE
MAXIMUM SPEED :
 1,544 mph (Mach 2.34, 2,485 km/h)
CRUISING SPEED :
 633 mph (282.98 m/s)
LANDING SPEED :
 ---
CLIMB RATE :
 30,000 ft/min (9.1 km/s)
RANGE :
 2,000 miles (3218.69 km) with Drop Tanks
SERVICE CEILING :
 50,000 ft (15,200 m)
 
 
 
 
REFERENCES
 
 

Swanborough, Gordon; Bowers M., Peter. United States Navy Aircraft Since 1911. Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1976. ISBN 0-87021-792-5.

 
 
     
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