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Grumman F-14 Tomcat

Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum

 
 
Grumman F-14 Tomcat Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, December 29, 2008
1. Grumman F-14 Tomcat Marker
Inscription. The F-14 Tomcat was the Navy’s first-line fighter from 1972-2006. In full forward-sweep position, its distinctive variable-geometry wings provide the lift needed to slow-speed flight essential for carrier landings. In swept-back position, the wings blend into the aircraft, giving the F-14 Tomcat a dart-like silhouette for supersonic flight at speeds up to 1,544 mph (2,485 kmp) and heights more than 50,000 feet (15,239 meters). Powerful on-board targeting systems allow a Tomcat’s two-seat crew of pilot and radar intercept officer to simultaneously fire up to six Phoenix missiles at six different targets at ranges exceeding 100 miles (161 km)! For close-in action, F-14;s typically carry shorter-ranged Sidewinder and Sparrow missiles in addition to a 20mm M61 cannon.

This aircraft on display, 157986, was the seventh Tomcat built by Grumman and was retained as their primary research and development airframe. In 1973, it served as the prototype for the “Super Tomcat” series, which incorporated more powerful engines. The Tomcat is on loan from the National Museum of Naval Aviation in Pensacola, Florida.

Did you know that the Tomcat was the fighter plane featured in the 1986 film Top Gun?
 
Location. 40° 45.856′ N, 73° 59.994′ W. Marker is

Grumman F-14 Tomcat image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, December 29, 2008
2. Grumman F-14 Tomcat
in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of 12 Avenue (Pier 86) and 46th Street on 12 Avenue (Pier 86). Click for map. This marker is on the deck of the USS Intrepid. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10036, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Grumman F11F (F-11) Tiger (a few steps from this marker); Lockheed A-12 Blackbird (a few steps from this marker); Walton Hauling & Warehouse Corporation (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Joe Horvath (approx. 0.4 miles away); Charles Mary Kubricht (b. 1946) (approx. 0.8 miles away); Stage Door Canteen (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Father Duffy Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Nikola Tesla (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in New York.
 
Categories. Air & Space
 
Entrance to the Welcome Center of the Intrepred Sea, Air and Space Museum image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, December 29, 2008
3. Entrance to the Welcome Center of the Intrepred Sea, Air and Space Museum
Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum-entrance sign image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, December 29, 2008
4. Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum-entrance sign
USS Intrepid-on the deck image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, December 29, 2008
5. USS Intrepid-on the deck
USS Intrepid-World War II Score Card image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, December 29, 2008
6. USS Intrepid-World War II Score Card
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 110 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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