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F-14 Tomcat Supersonic Aircraft

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The F-14 Tomcat is a supersonic Aircraft, twin-engine, variable sweep wing, two seats fighter designed to attack and destroy enemy aircraft at night and in all weather conditions.

Large and powerful two-seat, twin engine fighter on board with variable geometry wings. The weapons system and Phoenix missile armament are unrivaled long distance interceptions, so the F-14 heavy fighters more effectively. The original F-14A model was powered by TF30, TF30, but he was very unreliable and not powerful enough. After much experimentation, the F110 engine was adopted, and is installed in the newly built F-14DS or upgraded F-14Bs (Formerly known as F-14A +). The F-14D also introduced digital instead of analog avionics.

The F-14A entered service with the USN in 1972, replacing the F-4 Phantom II. The F-14 is expensive and very intensive maintenance, and the only export customer was Iran. On September 22, 2006, the U.S. Navy retired the F-14 and replaced by the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet. At this time, the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) remains the Air Force to fly the F-14.