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Whistling_Death_ #1 Posted Aug 31 2020 - 06:44

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The F-14 Tomcat is the best fighter/interceptor that has ever graced the skies!  It's swing-wing technology enables it to have blazingly fast speed and low speed maneuverability all in one package. No plane anywhere in the world can do what the Tomcat can!

 

With the new long range anti-ship missiles now on the scene, the need for a long range, blazingly fast interceptor/fighter plane like the F-14 Tomcat to intercept enemy planes before they can fire those long range missiles at our aircraft carriers has arisen. The need for the F-14 Tomcat has been reborn. The F-14 Tomcat is over 350 mph faster than the F/A-18 Super Hornet and F-35, making both of those planes very lacking in the speed department and ability to defend our aircraft carriers.  They are not high speed interceptors.  The F-14 Tomcat is!  There is now a big need for the F-14 Tomcat once again. A 350 mph speed advantage that the F-14 Tomcat has is a huge game changer when it comes to defending our aircraft carriers, which cost us many billions of dollars each!  Without the F-14 Tomcat, our aircraft carriers and the thousands of people aboard them are at risk.  Bring her back!

 

In almost every performance comparison, the F-14 Tomcat outperforms the F/A-18 Super Hornet that, "replaced", it and in some comparisons, significantly so!

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grumman_F-14_Tomcat#Projected_variants

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_F/A-18E/F_Super_Hornet

 

This Is What Grumman's Proposed F-14 Super Tomcat 21 Would Have Actually Looked Like --

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/29653/this-is-what-grummans-proposed-f-14-super-tomcat-21-would-have-actually-looked-like

 

The F-14 Super Tomcat 21 is light years ahead of the F/A-18 Super Hornet.  The Super Tomcat is in blueprints now.  This plane needs to be built! 

 

The F-14 Tomcat and Motley Crew's, Kick Start My Heart! Nothing better!  :)  03:11, "I feel the need, the need for speed!"   Yeah!!!  :)

 

 

 

 

 


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thehelmsman #2 Posted Aug 31 2020 - 07:29

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I dunno about best, but certainly the best-looking! The F-14 is my favorite plane of all time, and that's saying something when there were so many awesome hot-rod planes in the early jet age. I think you're hyping it up a bit too much, though.

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The f-14's main claim to fame is being able to carry a bunch of aim 54 phoenix to shoot down pretty much anything it can target from bvr. Some might say the f-14 and the aim 54 were designed for each other to carry out the role of fleet defense fighter. Both were far ahead of their time and true classics. That top gun flying by the seat of the pants ww2 style mixup was a movie farce and not what the plane was designed to do except in a pinch. Their targets were supposed to be dead long before they made visual contact. Up close and personal dogfighting was supposed to be the role of the f-16 at that time.

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View Postthehelmsman, on Aug 31 2020 - 01:29, said:

I dunno about best, but certainly the best-looking! The F-14 is my favorite plane of all time, and that's saying something when there were so many awesome hot-rod planes in the early jet age. I think you're hyping it up a bit too much, though.

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Name another plane that is faster, can track 26 enemy targets at one time, can lock it's AIM-54 Phoenix missiles from over 100 miles away and shoot them down, while being launched from an aircraft carrier.  No other plane in the world can do what the Tomcat can.

 

What other plane can match this, let alone exceed it?  

This Is What Grumman's Proposed F-14 Super Tomcat 21 Would Have Actually Looked Like --

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/29653/this-is-what-grummans-proposed-f-14-super-tomcat-21-would-have-actually-looked-like


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Whistling_Death_ #5 Posted Aug 31 2020 - 08:26

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View PostSquiggyMcPew, on Aug 31 2020 - 02:12, said:

The f-14's main claim to fame is being able to carry a bunch of aim 54 phoenix to shoot down pretty much anything it can target from bvr. Some might say the f-14 and the aim 54 were designed for each other to carry out the role of fleet defense fighter. Both were far ahead of their time and true classics. That top gun flying by the seat of the pants ww2 style mixup was a movie farce and not what the plane was designed to do except in a pinch. Their targets were supposed to be dead long before they made visual contact. Up close and personal dogfighting was supposed to be the role of the f-16 at that time.

 

The F-14 Tomcat was specifically designed to accommodate the AIM-54 Phoenix missile system.

 

Dogfighting and maneuverability you say?  Anytime baby!  :)  Amazing power, speed and maneuverability!

 

 

The F-16 is not carrier based.  The F-14 Tomcat is.

 

The F-16 has very short range. The F-14 Tomcat can stay on patrol for a very long time.

 

The F-16 was designed to out dogfight anything in the world and is still capable of that.


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Oh I certainly agree that the tomcat could mix it up with the best of them and come out on top but in its primary naval defense role if a target gets into dogfighting range they failed their mission. Also the tom was a notorious maintenance hog with very long downtime between flights especially the D model and if a protracted war had ever broke out this would have been a major hurdle for wartime operations.

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I served 25 years in the United States Navy.  My specialty was Aviation Electronics, but I ultimately "cross-trained" for Electrical, Mechanical, Hydraulic, and PowerPlants as well.  I served alongside and with F-14s, as well as F-15s, F-16s, F-18s, and many foreign tactical aircraft.  You can look at paper all day; the bottom line is no aircraft I ever saw operate was as penultimately qualified to kick another planes [edited]than the Tom.  NO OTHER AIRCRAFT. 



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The F-14 and A-10 gave me goosebumps as a kid.

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My neighbor, an ex Douglas A-4 Skyhawk fly-boy and an understated critical dude by nature, insists the F-14 Tomcat is the finest aircraft ever fielded by the US Navy.

 



Whistling_Death_ #11 Posted Sep 01 2020 - 00:06

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View PostProfessionalFinn, on Aug 31 2020 - 16:46, said:

My neighbor, an ex Douglas A-4 Skyhawk fly-boy and an understated critical dude by nature, insists the F-14 Tomcat is the finest aircraft ever fielded by the US Navy.

 

 

Millions agree!

 

The F-14 Super Tomcat 21 needs to be built!



Whistling_Death_ #12 Posted Sep 01 2020 - 00:09

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View PostSquiggyMcPew, on Aug 31 2020 - 02:48, said:

Oh I certainly agree that the tomcat could mix it up with the best of them and come out on top but in its primary naval defense role if a target gets into dogfighting range they failed their mission. Also the tom was a notorious maintenance hog with very long downtime between flights especially the D model and if a protracted war had ever broke out this would have been a major hurdle for wartime operations.

 

That's why instead of all out cancelling the Tomcat program, the next evolutionary plane, the F-14 Super Tomcat 21 needs to be built.

 

The F/A-18 Super Hortnet is not an interceptor and is comparatively slow.  It's not well suited for defending our aircraft carriers.

 

We need this plane!   

This Is What Grumman's Proposed F-14 Super Tomcat 21 Would Have Actually Looked Like --

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/29653/this-is-what-grummans-proposed-f-14-super-tomcat-21-would-have-actually-looked-like

 

 



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View PostGeisterKatze, on Aug 31 2020 - 06:17, said:

I served 25 years in the United States Navy.  My specialty was Aviation Electronics, but I ultimately "cross-trained" for Electrical, Mechanical, Hydraulic, and PowerPlants as well.  I served alongside and with F-14s, as well as F-15s, F-16s, F-18s, and many foreign tactical aircraft.  You can look at paper all day; the bottom line is no aircraft I ever saw operate was as penultimately qualified to kick another planes [edited]than the Tom.  NO OTHER AIRCRAFT. 

 

Thank you for your service to our country!  If not for great people like you, we would not have a country!



Whistling_Death_ #14 Posted Sep 01 2020 - 01:31

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View PostGeisterKatze, on Aug 31 2020 - 06:17, said:

I served 25 years in the United States Navy.  My specialty was Aviation Electronics, but I ultimately "cross-trained" for Electrical, Mechanical, Hydraulic, and PowerPlants as well.  I served alongside and with F-14s, as well as F-15s, F-16s, F-18s, and many foreign tactical aircraft.  You can look at paper all day; the bottom line is no aircraft I ever saw operate was as penultimately qualified to kick another planes [edited]than the Tom.  NO OTHER AIRCRAFT. 

 

2 minutes.

 


Edited by Whistling_Death_, Sep 03 2020 - 23:14.


Whistling_Death_ #15 Posted Sep 01 2020 - 20:04

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View PostGeisterKatze, on Aug 31 2020 - 06:17, said:

I served 25 years in the United States Navy.  My specialty was Aviation Electronics, but I ultimately "cross-trained" for Electrical, Mechanical, Hydraulic, and PowerPlants as well.  I served alongside and with F-14s, as well as F-15s, F-16s, F-18s, and many foreign tactical aircraft.  You can look at paper all day; the bottom line is no aircraft I ever saw operate was as penultimately qualified to kick another planes [edited]than the Tom.  NO OTHER AIRCRAFT. 

 

 

"If it looks ugly, it'll fly the same." - Kelly Johnson - https://www.reddit.com/r/aviation/comments/b2wo4q/the_sr71_main_goal_was_to_look_good_second_goal/

 

 

“If it looks good, it will fly good.” –Bill Lear #Learjet75  -

 

The F-14 Tomcat is the beauty queen of the skies. :)

 

 

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Fascinating vid



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View PostProfessionalFinn, on Sep 01 2020 - 16:50, said:

Fascinating vid

 

  Thank you! 



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View PostGeisterKatze, on Aug 31 2020 - 06:17, said:

I served 25 years in the United States Navy.  My specialty was Aviation Electronics, but I ultimately "cross-trained" for Electrical, Mechanical, Hydraulic, and PowerPlants as well.  I served alongside and with F-14s, as well as F-15s, F-16s, F-18s, and many foreign tactical aircraft.  You can look at paper all day; the bottom line is no aircraft I ever saw operate was as penultimately qualified to kick another planes [edited]than the Tom.  NO OTHER AIRCRAFT. 

 

 


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View PostGeisterKatze, on Aug 31 2020 - 06:17, said:

I served 25 years in the United States Navy.  My specialty was Aviation Electronics, but I ultimately "cross-trained" for Electrical, Mechanical, Hydraulic, and PowerPlants as well.  I served alongside and with F-14s, as well as F-15s, F-16s, F-18s, and many foreign tactical aircraft.  You can look at paper all day; the bottom line is no aircraft I ever saw operate was as penultimately qualified to kick another planes [edited]than the Tom.  NO OTHER AIRCRAFT. 

 

 



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View PostGeisterKatze, on Aug 31 2020 - 06:17, said:

I served 25 years in the United States Navy.  My specialty was Aviation Electronics, but I ultimately "cross-trained" for Electrical, Mechanical, Hydraulic, and PowerPlants as well.  I served alongside and with F-14s, as well as F-15s, F-16s, F-18s, and many foreign tactical aircraft.  You can look at paper all day; the bottom line is no aircraft I ever saw operate was as penultimately qualified to kick another planes [edited]than the Tom.  NO OTHER AIRCRAFT. 

 






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