• Short Summary

    Shown is a mock-up of the U.S. Navy's new supersonic, carrier-based fighter. The F-14A is?

  • Description

    Shown is a mock-up of the U.S. Navy's new supersonic, carrier-based fighter. The F-14A is an aircraft designed with an optimized combination of speed, acceleration, maneuverability and radius of action, including a fire control system with multiple weapon options.

    The variable-wing jet, being developed and will be built by Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation, Bethpage, New York, will have a tandem seating arrangement, and will offer an appreciable increase in performance over the Navy's present first-line fighter, the F-4 "Phanton II".

    The new aircraft will have an all-weather capability for delivery of the Phoenix, Sparrow, and Sidewinder missiles. The aircraft will also have an air-to-ground attack capability and modern air-to-air high performance gun.

    A $40,000,00 contract has been awarded Grumman Aircraft for the engineering development phase of its F-14A program. Funding under the development contract will total $388,000,000 over a period of approximately four years. The contract also give the Navy the option to procure up to 463 production models of the F-14 following the development phase of the program.

    Present planning calls for first flight for the F-14A in early 1971 and operational with the Fleet in 1973.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9XME3L0RAC4BZSA2NT0YR63CP
    Media URN:
    VLVA9XME3L0RAC4BZSA2NT0YR63CP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/02/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:05:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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