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HA5240 Grumman F-14A Tomcat 160391/AJ210, VF-84 "Jolly Rogers", USS Nimitz, July 1978

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 “Jolly Rogers” flew the F-14A Tomcat from 1976 until October 1, 1995 when it was disestablished. VF-84 had been assigned to the USS Nimitz from December 1977 until July 1987. F-14A Tomcat 160391/AJ210 C/N 247 wears a paint scheme that was typical for the 1970s. VF-84 aircraft appeared in the movie “The Final Countdown” filmed in 1979. In 1988 AJ-210 became AJ-202 and in 1995 went to VF-101. In 1999 the aircraft was withdrawn from service and loaned to the Texas Air Museum. The F-14 was the last of the “Cat” fighters.

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

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