Mount Pleasant in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Manufacturer : Gruman(later Northrop Gruman)
Type: long range carrier-based fighter/ interceptor
Crew : pilot and radar intercept officer
Powerplant: two 29,000 lb (13,154 kg) static thrust Pratt & Whitney TF30 turbofans with afterburner
Wingspan: 64 ft 1 in (19.54 m) spread; 38 ft 2 in (11.65 m) swept
Length: 62 ft 8 in (19.10 m)
Height: 16 ft (4.88 m)
Weight: 40,104 lbs (18,191 kg) empty; 74,350 lbs (33,725 kg) maximum
Armament: one 20mm Vulcan multi-barrel cannons, six Phoenix (long range) plus two Sidewinder (short range), or six Sparrow (mediun range) plus four Sidewinder (short range),
Maximum speed: 1,500 mph (24,14 km/h)
Combat radius: 575 miles (925 kilometers)
Service ceiling: 56,000 ft (17,070 m)
This aircraft on loan from the National Museum of Naval Aviation at Pensacola, Florida
Erected by Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum.
Location. 32° 47.373′ N, 79° 54.504′ W. Marker is in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker can be reached from Patriots Point Road. Click for map. Aboard the USS Yorktown. Marker is at or near this postal address: 40 Patriots Point Rd, Mount Pleasant SC 29464, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. S-2E Tracker (a few steps from this marker); U.S.S. Laffey (within shouting distance of this marker); S-3B Viking (within shouting distance of this marker); Carrier-Based A-6 Intruder (within shouting distance of this marker); A-6E Intruder (within shouting distance of this marker); F-8K Crusader (within shouting distance of this marker); SH-3G Sea King (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The A-7E Corsair II (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Mount Pleasant.
Also see . . .
1. Patriots Point- F-14 Tomcat
2. Federation of American Scientists- F-14 Tomcat. The wings are shoulder-mounted and are programmed for automatic sweep during flight...
Categories. • 20th Century • Air & Space •
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