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F-14A+2 Tomcat

 

f-14a+2

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: F-14A+2
Code name: Tomcat
Unit type: multi-role fighter
Manufacturer: Grumman Aerospace
Operator: U.N. Navy

Rollout: AD 1970
First deployment: AD 1974
Accommodation: pilot and radar intercept officer, in standard canopy-style cockpit
Dimensions: unknown
Weight: unknown
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: 2 x turbofan jet engine; power output rating unknown
Propulsion: unknown

Performance: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; OverTechnology implementation in multiple systems; flare dispensers
Fixed armaments: gun, mounted on main body
Optional fixed armaments: 6 x AIM-54A Phoenix AAM, mounted on wing hardpoint; many x AIM-7 Sparrow AAM, mounted on wing hardpoint

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

The F-1A+2 Tomcat was a multi-role fighter used by the U.N. Navy prior to Space War I. The original F-14 model was manufactured by Grumman Aerospace and entered service with the United States Navy in 1974. The Tomcat's service life was extended several times through upgrade programs, and the A+2 version implemented OverTechnology in multiple systems. The Tomcat was armed with a Gatling gun and could carry various types of missiles. By 2008, the U.N. forces were developing the VF-0A Phoenix and VF-1A Valkyrie variable fighters to replace aging conventional fighters like the Tomcat. The Tomcat's age was evident when it proved no match against the Anti-U.N.'s new variable fighter, the SV-51α. By 2009, the U.N. forces began the wide scale deployment of the VF-1A at bases around the world and in its space fleet.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot(s): Shin Kudo, Edgar LaSalle
Appearances: Macross Zero

 

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