Grumman F-14 Tomcat

Naval Fighter

Grumman F-14D Tomcat United States Navy 164350 AJ-103 625/D-30 © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Grumman F-14 Tomcat is a twin-engined two-seat carrier-based supersonic sweep wing jet fighter aircraft produced by the US-American manufacturer Grumman Aerospace Corporation. The Tomcat was operated by the United States Navy and the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force only.
Crew2
Propulsion2 Turbofan Engines
Engine ModelPratt & Whitney TF30-P-412A
Engine Power (each)
dry/with Afterburner
55,6 / 93,4 kN12500 / 21000 lbf
Speed2517 km/h1359 kts
  1564 mph
Mmo (max. Mach)Mach 2.34
Service Ceiling15.240 m50.000 ft
Range2.963 km1.600 NM
1.841 mi.
Empty Weight18.036 kg39.763 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight33.724 kg74.349 lbs
Wing Span19,54 m64 ft 1 in
Wing Area52,5 m565 ft
Length19,10 m62 ft 8 in
Height4,88 m16 ft 0 in
First Flight21.12.1970
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1971-1991
Total Production712
ICAO CodeF14
Data for (Version)Grumman F-14A Tomcat
VariantsF-14A, F-14D

[Photo-ID: 11300] Karsten Palt 2015-06-04
Grumman F-14A Tomcat, United States Navy, 157990, c/n 11, Karsten Palt, 2015Grumman
F-14A Tomcat
United States Navy
Reg.: 157990
c/n: 11
 
March Field Air Museum [Riverside, CA]
[Photo-ID: 11301] Karsten Palt 2015-06-04
Grumman F-14A Tomcat, United States Navy, 157990, c/n 11, Karsten Palt, 2015Grumman
F-14A Tomcat
United States Navy
Reg.: 157990
c/n: 11
 
March Field Air Museum [Riverside, CA]
[Photo-ID: 6213] Karsten Palt 2012-06-13
Grumman F-14A Tomcat, United States Navy, 158978, c/n 39, Karsten Palt, 2012Grumman
F-14A Tomcat
United States Navy
Reg.: 158978
c/n: 39
 
USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum [San Diego, CA]
[Photo-ID: 6214] Karsten Palt 2012-06-13
Grumman F-14A Tomcat, United States Navy, 158978, c/n 39, Karsten Palt, 2012Grumman
F-14A Tomcat
United States Navy
Reg.: 158978
c/n: 39
 
USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum [San Diego, CA]
[Photo-ID: 6286] Karsten Palt 2012-06-12
Grumman F-14A Tomcat, United States Navy, 158985, c/n 46, Karsten Palt, 2012Grumman
F-14A Tomcat
United States Navy
Reg.: 158985
c/n: 46
 
Yanks Air Museum [Chino, CA]
[Photo-ID: 6287] Karsten Palt 2012-06-12
Grumman F-14A Tomcat, United States Navy, 158985, c/n 46, Karsten Palt, 2012Grumman
F-14A Tomcat
United States Navy
Reg.: 158985
c/n: 46
 
Yanks Air Museum [Chino, CA]
[Photo-ID: 11041] Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Grumman F-14A Tomcat, United States Navy, 160684, c/n 303, Karsten Palt, 2015Grumman
F-14A Tomcat
United States Navy
Reg.: 160684
c/n: 303
 
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 11382] Karsten Palt 2015-06-01
Grumman F-14A Tomcat, United States Navy, 161866, c/n NF 502, Karsten Palt, 2015Grumman
F-14A Tomcat
United States Navy
Reg.: 161866
c/n: NF 502
 
retired 2003, Celebrity Row
AMARG - Boneyard [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 13147] Karsten Palt 2016-10-09
Grumman F-14A Tomcat, United States Navy, 162689, c/n 535, Karsten Palt, 2016Grumman
F-14A Tomcat
United States Navy
Reg.: 162689
c/n: 535
 
USS Hornet Museum [Alameda, CA]
[Photo-ID: 7691] Karsten Palt 2013-10-13
Grumman F-14B Tomcat, United States Navy, 161860, c/n 496, Karsten Palt, 2013Grumman
F-14B Tomcat
United States Navy
Reg.: 161860
c/n: 496
 
Aviation Museum of Kentucky [Lexington]
[Photo-ID: 7692] Karsten Palt 2013-10-13
Grumman F-14B Tomcat, United States Navy, 161860, c/n 496, Karsten Palt, 2013Grumman
F-14B Tomcat
United States Navy
Reg.: 161860
c/n: 496
 
Aviation Museum of Kentucky [Lexington]
[Photo-ID: 7890] Karsten Palt 2014-03-09
Grumman F-14D Super Tomcat, United States Navy, 157986, c/n 7/P-1, Karsten Palt, 2014Grumman
F-14D Super Tomcat
United States Navy
Reg.: 157986
c/n: 7/P-1
 
one of 12 pre-production F-14D
Intrepid Air, Space & Sea Museum [New York City, NY]
[Photo-ID: 7891] Karsten Palt 2014-03-09
Grumman F-14D Super Tomcat, United States Navy, 157986, c/n 7/P-1, Karsten Palt, 2014Grumman
F-14D Super Tomcat
United States Navy
Reg.: 157986
c/n: 7/P-1
 
one of 12 pre-production F-14D
Intrepid Air, Space & Sea Museum [New York City, NY]
[Photo-ID: 11383] Karsten Palt 2015-06-01
Grumman F-14D Tomcat, United States Navy, 164341, c/n D-21, Karsten Palt, 2015Grumman
F-14D Tomcat
United States Navy
Reg.: 164341
c/n: D-21
 
retired 2006, Celebrity Row
AMARG - Boneyard [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 5832] Karsten Palt 2012-06-10
Grumman F-14D Tomcat, United States Navy, 164350, c/n 625/D-30, Karsten Palt, 2012Grumman
F-14D Tomcat
United States Navy
Reg.: 164350
c/n: 625/D-30
 
Joe Davies Heritage Airpark Plant 42 [Palmdale, CA]
[Photo-ID: 5833] Karsten Palt 2012-06-10
Grumman F-14D Tomcat, United States Navy, 164350, c/n 625/D-30, Karsten Palt, 2012Grumman
F-14D Tomcat
United States Navy
Reg.: 164350
c/n: 625/D-30
 
Joe Davies Heritage Airpark Plant 42 [Palmdale, CA]
[Photo-ID: 5834] Karsten Palt 2012-06-10
Grumman F-14D Tomcat, United States Navy, 164350, c/n 625/D-30, Karsten Palt, 2012Grumman
F-14D Tomcat
United States Navy
Reg.: 164350
c/n: 625/D-30
 
Joe Davies Heritage Airpark Plant 42 [Palmdale, CA]
[Photo-ID: 13239] Karsten Palt 2016-10-10
Grumman F-14D Tomcat, United States Navy, 164601, c/n 629/D-34, Karsten Palt, 2016Grumman
F-14D Tomcat
United States Navy
Reg.: 164601
c/n: 629/D-34
 
Castle Air Museum [Atwater, CA]
[Photo-ID: 10275] Karsten Palt 2014-05-28
Grumman F-14D(R) Tomcat, United States Navy, 159610, c/n 157/DR-2, Karsten Palt, 2014Grumman
F-14D(R) Tomcat
United States Navy
Reg.: 159610
c/n: 157/DR-2
 
NASM Udvar Hazy Center [Chantilly, VA]
[Photo-ID: 10276] Karsten Palt 2014-05-28
Grumman F-14D(R) Tomcat, United States Navy, 159610, c/n 157/DR-2, Karsten Palt, 2014Grumman
F-14D(R) Tomcat
United States Navy
Reg.: 159610
c/n: 157/DR-2
 
NASM Udvar Hazy Center [Chantilly, VA]
[Photo-ID: 13172] Karsten Palt 2016-10-09
Grumman NF-14A Tomcat, United States Navy, 160666, c/n 285, Karsten Palt, 2016Grumman
NF-14A Tomcat
United States Navy
Reg.: 160666
c/n: 285
 
modified testbed
Oakland Aviation Museum [Oakland, CA]
[Photo-ID: 13173] Karsten Palt 2016-10-09
Grumman NF-14A Tomcat, United States Navy, 160666, c/n 285, Karsten Palt, 2016Grumman
NF-14A Tomcat
United States Navy
Reg.: 160666
c/n: 285
 
modified testbed
Oakland Aviation Museum [Oakland, CA]