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F-14B Tomcat  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1987
Total Production: ?
Unitary Cost: USD$38 million
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Northrop Grumman
Parent System: F-14 Tomcat
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1973
Total Production: 773
Total Cost: USD$29 billion
Family Members: F-14A Tomcat and F-14D Tomcat
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Description: The US Navy F-14 Tomcat is a supersonic, twin-engine, swing-wing, two-place strike fighter for use by the US Navy aboard its aircraft carrier. Its primary role is air superiority with a secondary ground strike and reconnaissance capabilities. The Tomcat can be equipped with the TARPS pod for reconnaissance missions and the LANTIRN laser designator pod for precision ground strike missions. The F-14 Tomcat can track up to 24 airborne targets attacking 6 of them using the powerful AIM-54 Phoenix. It can also carry out air-to-air engagements using the proven AIM-7 Sparrow and the AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles. In the event of a close-in engagement the 20mm Vulcan M61A1/A2 cannon is the weapon of choice. The F-14 Tomcat entered service with the US Navy in 1973 and its official retirement was carried out on September 22, 2006 at Naval Air Station Oceana.

The US Navy's F-14B Tomcat is powered by more powerful General Electric F110-GE-400 engines instead of the TF30-P-414A engine. It was introduced in November 1987. Some F-14A were upgraded to the B configuration in addition of new production F-14Bs. The F-14B also includes other refinements related to reliability, maintainability, and survivability of the entire aircraft.

F-14B Tomcat Applications

Fighting Ships CVN 68 Nimitz

F-14B Tomcat Specifications

Crew: 2
Number of Engines: 2
Height: 4.80 meter (15.7 foot)
Length: 18.8 meter (62 foot)
Main Gun Caliber: 20 millimeter
Wingspan: 19 meter (62 foot)
Ceiling: 15,250 meter (50,033 foot)
Max Range: 1,694 kilometer (915 nautical mile)
Min Range: 1,215 meter
Top Speed at High Altitude: 777 mps (2,798 kph)
Max Takeoff Thrust: 54,000 pound (24,494 kilogram)
Max Takeoff Weight: 33,067 kilogram (72,899 pound)
Payload: 5,897 kilogram (13,000 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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