GRUMMAN F-14 TOMCAT

TOMCAT SERVICE

Manufacturer: Grumman Corp., Grumman Aerospace Corp., Bethpage, Long Is., New York, USA
Model: G-303
Designation: F-14
Names: Tomcat; Super Tomcat (F-14D)
First official flight: (XF-14A) 21/12/1970
Factory production period: 1970 - 1992
Primary service period: 1972 - 2006
Last official flight: (F-14D) 04/10/2006

TOMCAT VARIANTS

1970 Model G-303 YF-14A 12  
1971 Model G-303E F-14A 625 Total: 637
         
1987 Model G-303E F-14A(Plus) 38  
1990 Model G-303E F-14D 37 Total: 075

Grand Total: 712

TOMCAT PRODUCTION

YF-14A
Prototype twin-engined, carrier-based, defence
fighter. Some later redesignated as F-14A.
BuNo. 157980 also designated as XF-14A.
Produced 1970

Grumman Calverton, Long Is., New York (GR)

BuNo.157980 / 157991 1 / 12

Total: 012

F-14A
As YF-14A, minor improvements.
47 later upgraded to F-14A(Plus).
Produced 1971 - 1987

Grumman Calverton, Long Is., New York (GR)

BuNo.158612 / 158637 13 / 38  
BuNo.158978 / 159025 39 / 86  
BuNo.159421 / 159468 87 / 134  
BuNo.159588 / 159637 135 / 184  
BuNo.159825 / 159874 185 / 234  
BuNo.160299 / 160378
- 79 to Iran in 1976 as
3-863 / 3-892, 3-6001 / 3-6050,
last one to US Navy.
H-1 / H-80  
BuNo.160379 / 160414 235 / 270  
BuNo.160652 / 160696 271 / 315  
BuNo.160887 / 160930 316 / 359  
BuNo.161133 / 161168 360 / 395  
BuNo.161270 / 161299 396 / 425  
BuNo.161416 / 161445 426 / 455  
BuNo.161597 / 161626 456 / 485  
BuNo.161850 / 161873 486 / 509  
BuNo.162588 / 162611 510 / 533  
BuNo.162688 / 162711 534 / 557

Total: 625

18 additional airframes cancelled.

F-14A(Plus)
As F-14A, engine / avionics upgrade.
1 YF-14A / 47 F-14A also upgraded.
All redesignated as F-14B in 1991.
Produced 1987 - 1989

Grumman Calverton, Long Is., New York (GR)

BuNo.162910 / 162927 558 / 575  
BuNo.163215 / 163229 576 / 590  
BuNo.163407 / 163411 591 / 595

Total: 038

9 additional airframes cancelled.

F-14D Super Tomcat
As F-14A(Plus), digital avionics upgrade.
Produced 1990 - 1992

Grumman Calverton, Long Is., New York (GR)

BuNo.163412 / 163418 596 / 602 (D-1 / D-7)  
BuNo.163893 / 163904 603 / 614 (D-8 / D-19)  
BuNo.164340 / 164351 615 / 626 (D-20 / D-31)  
BuNo.164599 / 164604 627 / 632 (D-32 / D-37)

Total: 037

90 additional airframes cancelled.

F/A-14D - Proposed F-14D replacement for A-6 Intruder, cancelled.
Super Tomcat 21 - Designation for major redesign proposal, cancelled.

Grand Total: 712

TOMCAT CONVERSIONS

US Navy

JF-14A 2 F-14A(158613), 1974-1987, to NASA as 834 for development tests.
YF-14A(157991) also to NASA as 991 for similar tests.
NF-14A 7 F-14A, permanent conversions for tests.
YF-14B 2 1 YF-14A(157986) / 1 F-14A(158630), progressive engine upgrades.
YF-14A(157986):
1973, engine upgrade, project cancelled.
1981, further upgrade, project again cancelled.
1986, another upgrade - redesignated as F-14A(Plus).
F-14A(158630):
1981, temporary upgrade, later converted back to F-14A.
NF-14B 1 F-14B, permanent conversion for tests.
F-14C - Proposed F-14B upgrade with improved avionics, cancelled.
F-14D(R) 19 F-14A, 1990-2006, conversion upgrades to F-14D standards.
NF-14D 8 4 F-14A / 4 F-14D, permanent conversions for tests.
One of the F-14A's(161865) was YF-14D development prototype.

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