F14 Tomcat also called the Fleet Defender, both plastic and
die cast model airplanes
The F-14 Tomcat Fighter Jets were manufactured by Grumman. The F-14A
had two Pratt &Whitney TF-30 engines producing 20,900 lbs of thrust
each with a total of 41,800 lbs of thrust. Later models of the f-14
used 2 General Electric F110 engines producing, in afterburner, 27,000
lbs each and a total of 54,000 lbs of thrust. The F14 tomcat had
an empty weight of 40,100 lbs with a max weight of 74,000 lbs. The
tomcat was 62' 8" Long, 16' high and had a max wingspan of 64' 1".
The F14 's cruise speed is 610 mph and it has a max speed of 1544 mph.
This is the military 's second swing wing jet fighter, the first was the
F-111. This plane is a 2 place jet fighter and was termed the fleet
defender. These Fighter Jets first flew on 21 Dec 1970 and had its
first west coast fleet deployment on the USS Kitty Hawk, CV-63 in 1977.
I was on that cruise with these great navy
jets, C. Jeff Dyrek, webmaster.