Grumman F-14 Tomcat

Grumman F-14 Tomcat (HM1QAM)

Location: New York, NY 10036 New York County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 45.856', W 73° 59.994'

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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?
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Date Added Saturday, January 2nd, 2016 at 5:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 584409 N 4513070
Decimal Degrees40.76426667, -73.99990000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 45.856', W 73° 59.994'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 45' 51.36" N, 73° 59' 59.64" W
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Area Code(s)212, 646, 917, 914
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 640 W 46th St, New York NY 10036, US
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