“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Mount Pleasant in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)

F-14 Tomcat

BuNo. 159025

F-14 Tomcat Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, May 12, 2009
1. F-14 Tomcat Marker
Inscription. The F14 Tomcat was a supersonic, variable swept wing aircraft designed to replace (beginning in 1972) the F-4 Phantom II as the US Navy's primary fighter/ interceptor. With its advanced weapons systems, the Tomcat could simultaneously track up to 24 targets. Tomcats armed with Phoenix (long range) air-to-air missles could destroy an enemy aircraft 100 miles (161 kilometers) away. In the mid 1990s, some Tomcats were modified to supplement the strike role. Known as "Bombcats", these aircraft could deliever "smart" bombs and other advanced air-to-ground ordnance. The last Tomcats were retired from the Navy in September 2006 (replaced by the F/A- 18E/F Super Hornet).

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),
F-14 Tomcat Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, May 12, 2009
2. F-14 Tomcat
air-to-air missles, or up to 13,000 lbs ( 5,897 kg) ordnance
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
F-14 Tomcat , two-seat long-range shipboard fleet defense interceptor, tactical reconnaissance Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, May 12, 2009
3. F-14 Tomcat , two-seat long-range shipboard fleet defense interceptor, tactical reconnaissance
. (Submitted on May 18, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. Federation of American Scientists- F-14 Tomcat. The wings are shoulder-mounted and are programmed for automatic sweep during flight... (Submitted on May 18, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
Categories. 20th CenturyAir & Space
F-14 Tomcat Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, September 19, 2013
4. F-14 Tomcat
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 690 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   4. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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