The Grumman F-14 Tomcat is a supersonic, twin-engine, two-seat, variable-sweep wing fighter. The Tomcat was developed for the United States Navy`s Naval Fighter Experimental (VFX) program following the collapse of the F-111B project. The F-14 was the first of the American teen-series fighters, which were designed incorporating the experience of air combat against Mig fighters during the Vietnam War.
The F-14 first flew in December 1970 and made its first deployment in 1974 with the U.S. Navy aboard USS Enterprisse (CVN-65), replacing the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II. The F-14 served as the U.S. Navy's primary maritime air superiority fighter, fleet defense interceptor and tactical aerial reconnaisance platform. In the 1990s, it added the Low Altitude Navigation and Targeting Infrared for Night (LANTIRN) pod system and began performing precision ground-attack missions.
The Tomcat was retired from the U.S. Navy's active fleet on 22 September 2006, having been supplanted by the Boeing F/A-18E and F Super Hornets The F-14 remains in service with the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force, having been exported to Iran in 1976, when the U.S. had amicable diplomatic relations with Iran.
Twee uitvoeringen mogelijk;
- F-14A TOMCAT - VF-74 USS SARATOGA 1984.
- F-14A TOMCAT - VF84 USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT 1989.
- Lang; 265 mm.
- Breed; 162 mm.
Aantal onderdelen; 110
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