0009162HSPACE=10 VSPACE=10 BORDER=2 height=116 width=250 align=RIGHT>**made
by McDonnell Douglas, is a multi role fighter which also performs the attack
function.
The F-18 has an empty weight of 23050 lbs. and a max weight
of 56000 lbs.
The f-18 uses two General Electric F-404 engines each
producing 16,000 lbs of thrust, combined produce 32,000 lbs of thrust.
Later versions of the f18 produce more thrust than this "A" model. The
F-18A has a max speed of 1190 mph and a maximum climb rate of 60,000 ft/min
The F-18 is used by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels**
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 used 2 General Electric F110
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.
0009229ALT="EA-6B Prowler 1/72 Model Airplane Kit" HSPACE=10 VSPACE=10 BORDER=2 height=105 width=250 align=RIGHT>made
by Grumman Aircraft Company.
The ea-6b first flew on 25 May 1968.
The a6 prowler is powered by two Pratt & Whitney J-52 jet engines producing
9300 lbs of thrust each producing a total of 18600 lbs of thrust.
the EA-6B prowler is 59'10" long, 16' 3" high and has a wing span of 53'.
the ea6b prowler has an empty weight of 32,162 lbs and a max weight of
65,000 lbs.
It has a cruise speed of 482 mph, a max speed of 658
mph and a max range of 1628 miles.
The prowler 's max rate of climb
is 8600 ft/min
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