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F-14 Tomcat: Everyones Favourite Fighter?

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posted on Jun, 5 2011 @ 04:05 PM
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61 of the kills, that would be 45.18%, were achieved using the AIM-54 missile. The crews made good use of the long range weapon at their disposal.
edit on 5-6-2011 by kondor because: type error




posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 07:35 PM
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Will we ever see the F-14 on the airshow circuit?

Is there any possibility of this as I would really like to see it fly.



posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 07:41 PM
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Haha the F-14, greatest fighter of all time.... my arse!! Cool looking jet, and also love the movie top gun (which made it famous) but this aircraft is FAR from perfect.

Easily eclipsed in performance and firepower by other jets of that era including the the F-16, F-18 and F-15. And now days what type of aircraft do we label as superior. I think its safe to say the F-22 raptor is the most maneuverable and advanced fighter jet the world has ever known (declassified at least, and not considering China's equivalent). The f-14 is NOTHING in comparison.



posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 08:32 PM
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The F-14 being a Awesome aircraft, notwithstanding... I believe that it was phased out of use due to the inherent difficulties in maintenance, what with the variable geometry wings and whatnot.



posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 10:00 AM
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Originally posted by xX aFTeRm4Th Xx
reply to post by Browno
 


Haha the F-14, greatest fighter of all time.... my arse!! Cool looking jet, and also love the movie top gun (which made it famous) but this aircraft is FAR from perfect.

Easily eclipsed in performance and firepower by other jets of that era including the the F-16, F-18 and F-15. And now days what type of aircraft do we label as superior. I think its safe to say the F-22 raptor is the most maneuverable and advanced fighter jet the world has ever known (declassified at least, and not considering China's equivalent). The f-14 is NOTHING in comparison.


Performance and firepower you say?

Maximum speed

F-15C Eagle 2698 km/h
F-15E Strike Eagle 2698 km/h
F-14D Tomcat 2548 km/h
F-16C Fighting Falcon 2175 km/h
F/A-18C Hornet 1915 km/h
F/A-18E Super Hornet 1915 km/h

Firepower?

Missile maximum range:

F-14 Tomcat (AIM-54 Phoenix) 200 km
F-15 Eagle (AIM-120 AMRAAM) 72 km
F-16 Fighting Falcon (AIM-120 AMRAAM) 72 km
F/A-18 Hornet (AIM-120 AMRAAM) 72 km

Radar detection range

F-14D Tomcat (APG-71) 370 km
F-15C Eagle (APG-63(v)2) 260 km
F/A-18E Super Hornet (APG-79) 230 km
F-16E Fighting Falcon (APG-80) 200 km



posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 10:05 AM
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Maneuverability

History (Kills)

Track Record.......



There's a reason the F18 and F15/F16's are the superiority fighters of our military



posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 10:20 AM
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Originally posted by xX aFTeRm4Th Xx
Easily eclipsed in performance and firepower


You cannot eclipse this in firepower...



Phoenix full load...
edit on 2011/6/17 by SteveR because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 10:29 AM
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Oh is that so....?











posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 10:52 AM
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Originally posted by xX aFTeRm4Th Xx
reply to post by kondor
 


Maneuverability

History (Kills)

Track Record.......



There's a reason the F18 and F15/F16's are the superiority fighters of our military


Maneuverability?

Instantaneous turn rate:

F-14D Tomcat 18.7 deg/s
F/A-18C Hornet 18.5 deg/s
F/A-18E Super Hornet 18 deg/s

Sustained turn rate:

F-14D Tomcat 14.3 deg/s
F/A-18C Hornet 12.3 deg/s
F/A-18E Super Hornet 11.6 deg/s


History (kills) ?


F-14 Tomcat kills/losses ratio 27:1


Air victories: 134 + 1 missile

09.1980 F-14A (USN) - 1 x F-4E (Iran)
7.09.1980 F-14A (Iran) - 1 x Mi-25 (Irak)
14.09.1980 F-14A (Iran) - 1 x Su-20 (Irak)
- 1 x MiG-21 (Irak)
23.09.1980 F-14A (Iran) - 2 x MiG-21 (Irak)
- 2 x MiG-23 (Irak)
24.09.1980 F-14A (Iran) - 3 x MiG-21MF (Irak)
5.09.1980 F-14A (Iran) - 2 x MiG-21MF (Irak)
- 3 x MiG-23BN (Irak)
2.10.1980 F-14A (Iran) - 1 x MiG-23MS (Irak)
12.10.1980 F-14A (Iran) - 1 x Su-20 (Irak)
13.10.1980 F-14A (Iran) - 1 x MiG-23BN (Irak)
18.10.1980 F-14A (Iran) - 2 x MiG-23BN (Irak)
20.10.1980 F-14A (Iran) - 1 x MiG-21MF (Irak)
22.10.1980 F-14A (Iran) - 1 x MiG-21MF (Irak)
25.10.1980 F-14A (Iran) - 1 x Su-20 (Irak)
26.10.1980 F-14A (Iran) - 2 x MiG-21MF (Irak)
29.10.1980 F-14A (Iran) - 4 x MiG-23MLA (Irak)
- 1 x Tu-22B (Irak)
10.11.1980 F-14A (Iran) - 1 x MiG-23BN (Irak)
21.11.1980 F-14A (Iran) - 1 x MiG-21 (Irak)
27.11.1980 F-14A (Iran) - 1 x MiG-21MF (Irak)
2.12.1980 F-14A (Iran) - 1 x MiG-21MF (Irak)
10.12.1980 F-14A (Iran) - 1 x Su-20 (Irak)
22.12.1980 F-14A (Iran) - 2 x fighter (Irak)
30.12.1980 F-14A (Iran) - 1 x MiG-21MF (Irak)
7.01.1981 F-14A (Iran) - 3 x MiG-23BN (Irak)
29.01.1981 F-14A (Iran) - 1 x Su-22 (Irak)
21.04.1981 F-14A (Iran) - 1 x MiG-23BN (Irak)
15.05.1981 F-14A (Iran) - 1 x MiG-21MF (Irak)
19.08.1981 F-14A (USN) - 2 x Su-22 (Libya)
22.10.1981 F-14A (Iran) - 3 x Mirage F1EQ (Irak)
- 1 x MiG-21MF (Irak)
11.12.1981 F-14A (Iran) - 1 x Mirage F1EQ (Irak)
- 1 x MiG-21 (Irak)
12.12.1981 F-14A (Iran) - 1 x Mirage F1EQ (Irak)
14.12.1981 F-14A (Iran) - 2 x Mirage F1EQ (Irak)
1982 F-14A (Iran) - 1 x MiG-25RB (Irak)
21.07.1982 F-14A (Iran) - 3 x MiG-23MF (Irak)
16.09.1982 F-14A (Iran) - 1 x MiG-25RB (Irak)
10.10.1982 F-14A (Iran) - 2 x MiG-23BN (Irak)
7.11.1982 F-14A (Iran) - 1 x Su-22 (Irak)
21.11.1982 F-14A (Iran) - 2 x MiG-23MF (Irak)
- 1 x MiG-21MF (Irak)
1.12.1982 F-14A (Iran) - 1 x MiG-25RB (Irak)
4.12.1982 F-14A (Iran) - 1 x MiG-25PD (Irak)
21.01.1983 F-14A (Iran) - 1 x MiG-23BN (Irak)
28.07.1983 F-14A (Iran) - 2 x Mirage F1EQ (Irak)
6.08.1983 F-14A (Iran) - 1 x MiG-25RB (Irak)
31.08.1983 F-14A (Iran) - 2 x Su-22 (Irak)
09.1982 F-14A (Iran) - 2 x Su-22 (Irak)
10.1982 F-14A (Iran) - 1 x Su-22 (Irak)
25.02.1984 F-14A (Iran) - 2 x MiG-21bis (Irak)
- 2 x fighter (Irak)
1.03.1984 F-14A (Iran) - 1 x Su-22 (Irak)
25.03.1984 F-14A (Iran) - 1 x Tu-22B (Irak)
6.04.1984 F-14A (Iran) - 2 x Tu-22B (Irak)
26.07.1984 F-14A (Iran) - 1 x Super Etendard (Irak)
03.1985 F-14A (Iran) - 2 x MiG-27 (Russia)
26.03.1985 F-14A (Iran) - 1 x Mirage F1EQ (Irak)
1986 F-14A (Iran) - 1 x MiG-25BM (Russia)
15.02.1986 F-14A (Iran) - 1 x MiG-25RB (Irak)
14.03.1986 F-14A (Iran) - 1 x Mirage 5SDE (Egypt)
12.07.1986 F-14A (Iran) - 1 x MiG-23ML (Irak)
3.09.1986 F-14A (Iran) - 1 x MiG-25RB (Irak)
7.10.1986 F-14A (Iran) - 2 x Mirage F1EQ (Irak)
14.10.1986 F-14A (Iran) - 1 x MiG-23ML (Irak)
24.10.1986 F-14A (Iran) - 1 x Su-22 (Irak)
18.02.1987 F-14A (Iran) - 3 x Mirage F1EQ (Irak)
20.02.1987 F-14A (Iran) - 3 x Mirage F1EQ (Irak)
24.02.1987 F-14A (Iran) - 1 x MiG-23BN (Irak)
- 1 x Mirage F1EQ (Irak)
24.06.1987 F-14A (Iran) - 1 x SA321 (Irak)
29.08.1987 F-14A (Iran) - 1 x Mirage F1EQ (Irak)
31.08.1987 F-14A (Iran) - 1 x Mirage F1EQ (Irak)
11.11.1987 F-14A (Iran) - 1 x MiG-25BM (Russia)
15.11.1987 F-14A (Iran) - 1 x Mirage F1EQ (Irak)
02.1988 F-14A (Iran) - 2 x Mirage F1EQ (Irak)
9.02.1988 F-14A (Iran) - 3 x Mirage F1EQ (Irak)
15.02.1988 F-14A (Iran) - 1 x Mirage F1EQ (Irak)
16.02.1988 F-14A (Iran) - 2 x Mirage F1EQ (Irak)
25.02.1988 F-14A (Iran) - 1 x Xian B-6D (Irak)
- 1 x C601 missile (Irak)
1.03.1988 F-14A (Iran) - 1 X Su-20 (Irak)
3.03.1988 F-14A (Iran) - 1 X Su-20 (Irak)
18.02.1988 F-14A (Iran) - 1 x Mirage F1EQ (Irak)
19.03.1988 F-14A (Iran) - 1 x MiG-25RBS (Irak)
20.03.1988 F-14A (Iran) - 1 x MiG-25RB (Irak)
22.03.1988 F-14A (Iran) - 1 x MiG-25RB (Irak)
24.03.1988 F-14A (Iran) - 1 x Mirage F1EQ (Irak)
4.05.1988 F-14A (Iran) - 1 x Mirage F1EQ (Irak)
15.05.1988 F-14A (Iran) - 1 x Mirage F1EQ (Irak)
14.06.1988 F-14A (Iran) - 1 x Mirage F1EQ (Irak)
4.01.1989 F-14A (USN) - 2 x MiG-23 (Libya)
6.02.1991 F-14A (USN) - 1 x Mi-17 (Irak)


Losses in air to air combat: 5

12.1980 MiG-21bis (Irak) - 1 x F-14A (Iran)
11.08.1984 MiG-23ML (Irak) - 1 x F-14A (Iran)
17.01.1987 MiG-23ML (Irak) - 1 x F-14A (Iran)
19.07.1988 Mirage F1EQ (Irak) - 2 x F-14A (Iran)



F/A-18 Hornet kills/losses ratio 2:1


Air victories: 2

17.01.1991 F/A-18C (USN) - 2 x MiG-21bis (Irak)


Losses in air to air combat: 1

17.01.1991 MiG-25PDS (Irak) - 1 x F/A-18C (USN)



posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 08:10 PM
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I'd rather have six AIM-54C thanks. Your Eagle and Hornet will not get close.
edit on 2011/6/17 by SteveR because: (no reason given)



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