The Grumman F-14 is an ageing carrier based fighter that is sceduled to be retired in 2006. It was originaly designed as an intercepter and air superiority fighter, but was later modified as a strike fighter.
The Grumman F-14 was made famous by the movie Top Gun.
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The F-14 is a godly plane that should’ve never been retired.
The F-14 shouldn’t of been retired
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The F-14 is definatly the best fighter/interceptor/bomber/ other wise known as multi mission fighter. It is launched off of a carryer deck it has 2 GE engines (wit after burrner so it can out run an irqi on a camel prety good haha). It is the best plane prob ever in production the F-18 is a piece of shit why the first George Bush made Grumman to discontinue it is beyond me. But it is still in service and it is orders of magnitude better then the f-18
"The F-14 missions were succesful today by blown some shit up."
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Grumman F-14 Tomcat, a two-engined fighter-bomber aircraft, formerly flown by the U.S. Navy and now used only by the Iranian Air Force. Probably the sexiest and most beautiful aircraft ever to grace our skies.
An F-14 called the ball and snagged the number 2 wire on the deck as it landed.
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not that i consider my self emo but oh wait i am and so are all of you but you wouldn't get that because your rapped up in your own little world of labels. "

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One of America's most beloved, iconic, and revered fighter planes. Accoladed for its beautiful and sleek lines and intimidating posture and form the F-14 Tomcat was also one of the most feared aviation weapons of the 20th century. Sadly, this venerable jet fighter was retired way too early being the unfortunate victim in all too common defense contract politics.
Known for its Mach 2 speed and remarkable air combat maneuvering ability the Tomcat was feared mostly for it's ability to carry and fire the famous AIM-54 "Phoenix" missile capable of Mach 5 and knocking out an aircraft up to 100 miles away. One of the greatest interceptors the F-14 was no slouch duking it out in a knifefight in a phoone booth. Plenty of times US AirForce jet jockeys were amazingly beat in mock dogfights when Tomcats were inivted to RedFlag excercises. In the Tomcat's later years the Navy found the mighty jet to be useful for laser guided strategic bombing, earning the nickname, "Bombcat". Unfortunately, then Sec of Defense Dick Cheney had his hand in the demise of Grumman's utimate fighter jet by ending the contract for this amazing jet and ordered Grumman to destroy the tooling denying there ever being even a remote chance that production could ever resume on the Tomcat. Many in the fighter community sincerely believe Cheney's pockets were lined with mounds and mounds of Boeing money so that their F/A-18 Super Hornet would replace Grumman's F-14 as the Navy's frontline fighter and strike attack aircraft. Ironically when contracts were up for grabs back in early 90's between Boeing and Grumman for the front line Navy jet the Tomcat routinely showed it was far better and more capable in most of the key critical requirements, such as thrust to weight ratio, range, armament, sheer speed, climb to altitude, rate of turn and sustainability, ability to use energy better in dogfights. The only areas where the SuperBug bested the mighty Cat was in advanced avionics, ease of flying, and the most obvious, ease of maintenance. Unfortunately, despite the evidence supporting the Tomcat's superiority and ability to upgrade to equal avionics as the SH, our Defense department went with Boeing. The Super Hornet is a great fighter jet, it's just not a Tomcat, or a F-15 Eagle. Ask former Tomcat aviators who now fly the F/A-18 E/F and they'll tell you they feel the power and might of the Tomcat would give them the upper hand in almost any hostile situation and feel the Tomcat should have resumed production and also feel that Grumman could have easily worked at the maintenance aspect. They do praise the Super Hornet for it's world class avionics, tremendous ease of maintenance, and are impressed by how easy it is to fly and maneuver in a dogfight. They feel the Super Hornet could almost equal the Tomcat if they received much more powerful engines. The Dept of Defense is working towards that goal. Although the Super Hornet will eventually get closer to the awesomeness of the Tomcat, it just won't ever be as loved like the F-14 was for it's beauty and cult following status.
Want an example of how the F-14 Tomcat can attract so many admirers? Just look up in Google images "F-14 VF-103" or "F-14 VF-111". Now that's sexy in the air!!
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The F-14 was a great, yet overrated aircraft built by the Grumman corporation. The Navy needed an aircraft that was able to fly at supersonic speeds that was still able to maneuver fairly well. In development, the aircraft was known as the XF-14. The earlier versions of the F-14 used Pratt and Whitney TF30 engines which were famous for its frequent compressor stalls. Later variants (A late, B, D) fixed this by replacing the engines with General Electric F110's which are found in a lot of other modern American fighters currently. Another issue found on the Tomcat was that there was no "fly by wire" system. That made it easier for the plane to get into a flatspin or exceed the G-limit (the wings could rip off). The early A variant had special retractable fins in the LEX called glove vanes. They were found to be almost completely useless so they removed it on all the later variants. The F-14B had almost nothing different except for the "Tomcat Eyes". The F-14D had a camera and an IRST under the nose. It also had automatic wing sweep which the earlier variants didn't have.
The F-14 Tomcat was capable of higher AoA than the early Hornets. The Tomcat would most likely win in a dogfight against a Hornet.
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