Grumman F-14 Tomcat Rework

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Note: This topic is about the full rework of the F-14, it should not be the same as the following topic:

Information about this aircraft:

  1. The F-14 Tomcat is a U.S. two-seat, variable wing fighter aircraft. It entered service in 1974 and became the world’s most successful fighter aircraft with variable-sweep wing until the retirement in 2006.
  2. Currently, the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force is the sole remaining air force to use the F-14 Tomcat. The F-14 Tomcat operated by the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force retirement date is unknown.
    More information about the F-14 Tomcat:

Reason for requesting this aircraft rework:
This plane has never been touched since it has been released in 2013, lacks of many features introduced after the global update. The following features are missing:

  1. It lacks of many animated parts, including working instruments, wing flex and animated canopy just like the A-10.
  2. The flaps sound should be different from all the airliners, it should be like the A-10.
  3. It doesn’t have the animated pilots with animated visor.
  4. It lacks a lot of liveries. More liveries should be added to the F-14.
  5. The flaps and the swing wing should not work at the same time. When adjusting the flaps, the wings should not be moved backwards. The swing wing tap should be added after the F-14 has been fully reworked.
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Why is this not gaining more traction! This baby deserves so much more respect! I just removed a vote and cast it here because she needs the love. By far my favorite aircraft to fly!

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Here’s some livery ideas for the F 14

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Nice to have more information about the F-14 to remodel with full details.

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Well this hasn’t been bumped in a long time… Although there aren’t many liveries (only US Navy and Iranian Air Force from various periods), as all the military (except the KC-10), this desperately needs a rework. Imagine having realistic wing swing 😍

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This would be cool to see reworked, but it would take a pretty long time to not only render it correctly, but get real F-14 pilots to “feel” the controls, high AoA behavior, and more. Shouldn’t be too hard; the airplane was only retired from the USN 15 years ago.

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also it still flies for Iran and supposedly the US can get some data from them…

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Speaking of the F-14:

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Since the Super Hornet is already on it’s way, might as well bump this to get this legendary icon (and the C-17) for some much needed love and attention! You’ve got my vote!

I feel the need!….

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I Agree. The F-14 is an Amazing aircraft. More here:

The Grumman F-14 Tomcat is an American carrier-capable supersonic, twin-engine, two-seat, twin-tail, variable-sweep wing fighter aircraft. The Tomcat was developed for the United States Navy's Naval Fighter Experimental (VFX) program after the collapse of the F-111B project. The F-14 was the first of the American Teen Series fighters, which were designed incorporating air combat experience against MiG fighters during the Vietnam War.

F-14 Tomcat
US Navy 051105-F-5480T-005 An F-14D Tomcat conducts a mission over the Persian Gulf-region.jpg
A U.S. Navy F-14D conducts a mission over the Persian Gulf-region in 2005.
Role
Interceptor, air superiority, and multirole fighter
National origin
United States
Manufacturer
Grumman
First flight
21 December 1970
Introduction
22 September 1974
Retired
22 September 2006 (United States Navy)
Status
In service with the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force
Primary users
United States Navy (historical)
Imperial Iranian Air Force (historical)
Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force
Produced
1969–1991
Number built
712
The F-14 first flew on 21 December 1970 and made its first deployment in 1974 with the U.S. Navy aboard USS Enterprise (CVN-65), replacing the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II. The F-14 served as the U.S. Navy's primary maritime air superiority fighter, fleet defense interceptor, and tactical aerial reconnaissance platform into the 2000s. The Low Altitude Navigation and Targeting Infrared for Night (LANTIRN) pod system was added in the 1990s and the Tomcat began performing precision ground-attack missions.[1]

In the 1980s, F-14s were used as land-based interceptors by the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force during the Iran–Iraq War, where they saw combat against Iraqi warplanes. Iran claimed their F-14s shot down at least 160 Iraqi aircraft during the war (only 55 of these confirmed, according to historian Tom Cooper),[2] while 16 Tomcats were lost, including seven losses to accidents.[2][3]

The Tomcat was retired by U.S. Navy on 22 September 2006, having been supplanted by the Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet. Several retired F-14s have been put on display across the US. The F-14 remains in service with Iran's air force, having been exported to Iran under the Pahlavi dynasty in 1976. In November 2015, reports emerged of Iranian F-14s flying escort for Russian Tupolev Tu-95, Tu-160, and Tu-22M bombers on air strikes in Syria.[4]

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The F-111B was designed to fulfill the carrier-based interceptor role, but had weight and performance problems, and was not suited to the types of aerial combat that were predominant over Vietnam
Beginning in the late 1950s, the U.S. Navy sought a long-range, high-endurance interceptor to defend its carrier battle groups against long-range anti-ship missiles launched from the jet bombers and submarines of the Soviet Union. They outlined the idea of a Fleet Air Defense (FAD) aircraft with a more powerful radar and longer range missiles than the F-4 Phantom II to intercept both enemy bombers and missiles at very long range.[5] Studies into this concept led to the Douglas F6D Missileer project of 1959, but this large subsonic aircraft appeared to have little ability to defend itself once it fired its missiles, and the project was cancelled in December 1961.[6]

The Navy was still looking for a long-range defensive aircraft, but one with higher performance than the Missileer. The Navy was directed to participate in the Tactical Fighter Experimental (TFX) program with the U.S. Air Force by Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara. McNamara wanted "joint" solutions to service aircraft needs to reduce development costs and had already directed the Air Force to buy the F-4 Phantom II, which was developed for the Navy and Marine Corps.[7]

The TFX had adequate speed, range and payload for the FAD role, but was designed as a tactical bomber that lacked the maneuverability and overall performance that the Navy expected. The Navy strenuously opposed the TFX as it feared compromises necessary for the Air Force's need for a low-level attack aircraft would adversely impact the aircraft's performance as a fighter. Their concerns were overridden, and the project went ahead as the F-111B.

Lacking recent experience in naval fighters, the F-111's main contractor, General Dynamics, partnered with Grumman to provide the experience needed to develop a naval version. Weight and performance issues plagued the program, and with the F-111B in distress, Grumman began studying improvements and alternatives. In 1966, the Navy awarded Grumman a contract to begin studying advanced fighter designs. Grumman narrowed down these designs to its 303 design.[8]

The name "Tomcat" was partially chosen to pay tribute to Admiral Thomas F. Connolly, as the nickname "Tom's Cat" had already been widely used within the program during development to reflect Connolly's involvement, and now the moniker was adapted into an official name in line with the Grumman tradition of giving its fighter aircraft feline names. Changing it to Tomcat associated the aircraft with the previous Wildcat, Hellcat, Tigercat, Bearcat, Panther, Cougar, and Tiger fighters. Other names considered were Alleycat (considered inappropriate due to sexual connotations) and Seacat.[9][10]


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It’s time, Maverick.

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We need the jolly Rogers!!

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I think it’s time for a little bump. This would make an awesome duo with the F/A-18!

Currently a tad upset that you can no longer access the cockpit whilst inflight. Would vote but I’m out of votes currently

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Now that we have the Top Gun Maverick livery on the F/A-18E Super Hornet we need the Original F-14 Tomcat Reworked



Also in Memory of Goose 🫡🪦

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