go to Yellow Airplanes home baseThe USS Kitty Hawk as seen from an F-14 Tomcat. 

The Kitty Hawk by ET2 Darren Drake
The F-14 Tomcat 
was manufactured by Grumman. The F-14A had two Pratt & Whitney TF-30 engines producing 20,900 lbs of thrust each with a total of 41,800 lbs of thrust. Later models of the F-14 Tomcat used 2 General Electric F-110 engines producing, in afterburner, 27,000 lbs each and a total of 54,000 lbs of thrust. The F-14 Tomcat had an empty weight of 40,100 lbs with a max weight of 74,000 lbs. The Tomcat was 62' 8" Long, 16' high and had a max wingspan of 64' 1". The F-14 's cruise speed is 610 mph and it has a max speed of 1544 mph. This is the military 's second swing wing jet fighter, the first was the F-111. This plane is a 2 place jet fighter and was termed the fleet defender. It first flew on 21 Dec 1970 and had its first west coast fleet deployment on the USS Kitty Hawk, CV-63 in 1977. I was on that cruise, C. Jeff Dyrek, webmaster.

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An F-14 Tomcat and the USS Kitty Hawk.

A Tomcat flies above the USS Kitty Hawk, CV-63


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Photo from ET2 Darren Drake
 stationed aboard the USS Kitty Hawk

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This F-14 Tomcat flies above the USS Kitty Hawk prior to landing. You can see the arresting hook in the down position in preparation for landing.
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