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HA5229 Grumman F-14A Tomcat 160408, VF-84, USS Theodore Roosevelt, May 1993

The Grumman F-14 Tomcat is a twin-engine, variable sweep wings capable of supersonic flight. The aircraft is crewed by a Pilot and a Radar Intercept Officer who share the tasks of navigation, target acquisition, ECM and weapons usage. The Tomcat was operated by the United States Navy and the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force only. The name “Tomcat” is said to come from the call-sign used by Vice Admiral Thomas Connolly which conformed to the USN tradition of giving Grumman aircraft feline names.

VF-84 was established on July 1, 1955 as VF-86 but changed to VF-84. This was the third unit to be named VF-84 and they assumed the nickname “Jolly Rogers”. F-14A 160408 c/n 264 made an appearance in the movie “Executive Decision” as Vic 201. In 1993 and assigned to VF-84 160408 deployed with the USS Theodore Roosevelt on March 11, 1993 until September 8 for a cruise to the Mediterranean, Adriatic and Red Sea. This would be their last on USS Theodore Roosevelt as they were disestablished on October 1, 1995.

Specifications for the Grumman Aerospace F-14 Tomcat
Role - Carrier-based multi-role strike fighter
First Flight – F-14A 1970, F-14B (F-14A+) 1986, F-14D 1990
Last Production Year – F-14D July 20, 1992
Number All Variants Produced – 710
Crew - 2 (pilot and radar intercept officer).
Type F-14A F-14B (F-14A+) F-14D Dimensions Length 62 ft 8 inches, 62 ft 8 inches, 62 ft 8 inches,
Wingspan (Swept) 38 ft 2.5 inches, 38 ft 2.5 inches, 38 ft 2.5 inches,
Wingspan (Unswept) 64 ft 1.5 inches, 64 ft 1.5 inches, 64 ft 1.5 inches,
Height 16 ft, 16 ft, 16ft,
Performance
Powerplants F-14A 2 x P&W TF-30-P414A F-14B 2 x GE F-110-GE-400 F-14D 2 x GE F-110-GE-400 Maximum Thrust F-14A 34,154 lbs F-14B 56,400 lbs F-14D 56,400 lbs Maximum Speed F-14A 1,544 mph (Mach 2.38) F-14B 1,544 mph (Mach 2.38) F-14D 1,544 mph (Mach 2.38) Ceiling F-14A 50,000+ ft F-14B 53,000+ ft F-14D 53,000+ ft Range F-14A 1,730 nm F-14B 2,050 nm F-14D 2,050 nm
Weight
Empty F-14A 40,104 pounds F-14B 41,780 pounds F-14D 43,735 pounds Maximum F-14A 72,000 pounds F-14B 74,349 pounds F-14D 74,349 pounds 1 x MK-61A1 Vulcan 20mm cannon
Maximum Weight – 13,000 lbs. Of Combined Ordnance Air-Air Missiles 6 AIM-7 Sparrows 4 AIM-9 Sidewinder 6 AIM-54 Phoenix
Air-To-Ground MK-82 (500 lbs.) 4 MK-83 (1,000 lbs.) 4 MK-84 (2,000 lbs.) MK-20 cluster bombs 4 GBU-10 LGB GBU-12 MK-82 LGB 4 GBU-16 MK-83 LGB 4 GBU-24 MK-84 LGB