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The F-14 Tomcat 

was 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 F-14 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 F-14 '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. It 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, C. Jeff Dyrek, webmaster.
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An F-14 Tomcat Spreads its Wings

Above the USS Kitty Hawk


An f14 spreads its wings over the uss kitty hawk

f14 tomcats are some of the fastest military planes in the world

Photo from ET2 Darren Drake
 stationed aboard the USS Kitty Hawk


This is how the 63 gets on the CV-63
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