300px-F-14A Tomcat over Iraq during Southern Watch

The Grumman F-14 Tomcat is a supersonic, twin-engine, two-seat, variable-sweep wing fighter aircraft. The Tomcat was developed for United States Navy's Naval Fighter Experimental (VFX) program following the collapse of the F-111B project. The F-14 was the first of the American teen-series fighters which were designed incorporating the experience of air combat against MiGs during the Vietnam War.

The F-14 first flew in December 1970. It first deployed in 1974 with the U.S. Navy aboard USS Enterprise (CVN-65), replacing the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II. The F-14 served as the U.S. Navy's primary maritime air superiority fighter, fleet defense interceptor and tactical reconnaissance platform. In the 1990s it added the Low Altitude Navigation and Targeting Infrared for Night (LANTIRN) pod system and began performing precision strike missions. The F-14 was retired from the active U.S. Navy fleet on 22 September 2006, having been replaced by the Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet. As of 2009, the F-14 was only in service with the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force, having been exported to Iran in 1976 when the US had amicable diplomatic relations with the nation.

Model Type - F-14D Tomcat

Class - Interceptor/Multi-role attack craft

Crew - 2 (Pilot and Radar Intercept Officer or RIO)

SDC By Location

Nose/Cockpit 220

Main Body/fuselage 600

Wings (2) 200 ea

Tailplanes (2) 190 ea

Engines (2) 280 ea

AR - 7 (vehicle AR)

Amour - Stops up to and including 22cal pistol rounds.


Flying - Mach 2.34 at high altitude, mach 1.1 at low altitude

Range - Combat Radius 925km

Altitude - 15000m (50000ft)

Grumman F-14 Tomcat

Height - 4.9m

Length - 19.1m

Width - 11.6-19.6m

Weight - 33.7 tons maximum, 19.8 tons empty

Cargo - Minimal survival gear

Power System - 2× General Electric F110-GE-400 afterburning turbofans

Cost - 38 million dollars US


Weapon Type - 20mm Vulcan cannon

Primary Purpose - Anti-fighter

Range - 1200m

Damage - 2d4x10+10 per round. Use gatling gun burst rules

Rate Of Fire - equal to pilots attacks

Payload - 680 rounds

Bonuses - NA

Weapon Type - Hardpoints (10)

Primary Purpose - Anti-fighter, anti-installation

Range - As per missile type

Damage - As per missile type

Rate Of Fire - 1 at a time equal to pilot attacks

Payload - can carry the following: 2 Light HE air to air missiles + 2 heavy HE air to air missiles and 4 HE air to air missiles OR 4 Heavy HE air to air missiles and 2 HE air to air missiles OR 6 HE air to air missiles OR 2 Light HE Air to air missiles and 4 heavy HE air to air missiles OR 2 light HE air to air missiles and 4 HE air to air missiles

Bonuses - NA

F14 4

Use Robot/Vehicle Combat Basic/Elite and Combat Flying if applicable.

+1 attack at level 7

+1 dodge at level 7

Systems of Note

Radar - Range of 200 miles (370km). Able to track upto 24 targets, display 18 targets and lock onto 6 targets at once.

Radar Warning Receiver - Warns of potential Radar Lock. Range - 200 miles

ECM Pod - -20% penalty to opposing radar/sensor operators to detect the F-14

Chaff/Flare Dispensers - 75% to cause locked on missiles to lose lock and fly off elsewhere.

Targeting Computer - +1 to strike with all on board weapon systems

Combat Computer - Identifies Friend or Foe and is tied to the radar System.

Low Altitude Navigation and Targeting Infrared for Night (LANTIRN) - For dropping laser guided munitions. +1 to strike with said munitions.

FLIR - Advanced forward looking infa-red system for night operations

GPS/Inertial Navigation System.

Communications - Range 500km, can boosted via satellite relay.

Ejection Systems - Ejects Pilot and Radar Officer from damaged aircraft.

References Used

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The Encyclopedia of Modern Warplanes