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Point Mugu in Ventura County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

F-14 Tomcat

 
 
F-14 Tomcat Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, July 14, 2018
1. F-14 Tomcat Marker
Inscription.  The F-14 Tomcat is a supersonic, two seat, twin engine, swing wing air superiority fighter designed and manufactured by Grumman Aerospace Corporation. In addition to its primary fighter role carrying AIM-7 Sparrow, AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles and an internal 20 millimeter cannon, the F-14 Tomcat can also be used in fleet air defense by employing AIM-54 Phoenix missiles or as a ground attack aircraft capable of delivering a wide range of conventional munitions.

F-14A Bureau Number 158623 was the 24th F-14 Tomcat manufactured by Grumman Aerospace Corporation. The aircraft began construction in 1971 and was accepted into the U.S. Navy’s operating inventory on 14 April 1973 by Fighter Squadron 124 based at NAS Miramar, CA. The aircraft was subsequently transferred to the Pacific Missile Test Center, now known as Naval Weapons Test Squadron Point Mugu, CA. On 6 July 1979 the aircraft was uniquely configured for data collection in support of F-14 research, development, test and evaluation projects. The aircraft was last flown on 8 January 1993 and has subsequently been retired from active service. The aircraft now belongs to the National Museum
F-14 Tomcat and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, July 14, 2018
2. F-14 Tomcat and Marker
of Naval Aviation on permanent display here.
 
Erected by U.S. Navy, and Grumman Aerospace.
 
Location. 34° 7.903′ N, 119° 6.015′ W. Marker is in Point Mugu, California, in Ventura County. Marker is at the intersection of Naval Air Road and Wood Road, on the right when traveling south on Naval Air Road. At the Wood Road exit off Pacific Coast Highway/Hwy 1, in the Point Mugu Missile Park, open sunrise to sunset daily. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Port Hueneme CA 93041, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hueneme Slough (approx. 5.3 miles away); Alaska Flight 261 Memorial (approx. 5.3 miles away); Bank of Hueneme (approx. 5.8 miles away); Olive (approx. 6.1 miles away); Petre Ranch House (approx. 6.3 miles away); Point Hueneme Lighthouse (approx. 6.4 miles away); The Oxnard Pagoda (approx. 6˝ miles away); "La Jenelle" (approx. 6.7 miles away).
 
Regarding F-14 Tomcat. Specifications -
Function: Carrier-based multi-role strike fighter
Unit Cost: $38 million
Propulsion F-14A: Two Pratt & Whitney TF-30P-414A
Thrust F-14A: 20,900 pounds per engine;
F-14B/D: 27,000 pounds per engine
Length: 61 feet 9 inches
Height: 16 feet
Max Takeoff Weight: 72,900 pounds
Wingspan: 64 feet
F-14 Tomcat and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, July 14, 2018
3. F-14 Tomcat and Marker
unswept, 38 feet swept
Ceiling: Above 53,000 feet
Speed: Max Mach 1.88
Cruise: Mach .72
Carrier Approach Speed: = 125 kts
Mission Radius: 500 nm
Crew: Two, pilot and radar intercept officer
Armament: Up to 13,000 pounds
 
Categories. Air & Space
 
Missile Display image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, July 14, 2018
4. Missile Display
The Polaris is a long-range nuclear missile designed to be launched from a submerged submarine.
Missile Display image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, July 14, 2018
5. Missile Display
Missile Display image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, July 14, 2018
6. Missile Display
The Loon was the American copy of the German V-1.
F-4 Phantom image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, July 14, 2018
7. F-4 Phantom
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 18, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 16, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 65 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 16, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   7. submitted on July 18, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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