Tag: AWG-9

Former IIAF Tomcat pilots tell the True Story of why Iran picked the F-14 over the F-15
‘The AWG-9 enabled us to engage at ranges that F-15 pilots could only dream of. We could even use AIM-7s and AIM-9s at longer ranges than the Eagle,’ Maj Ali former IIAF F-14 Tomcat pilot Iran's inability to prevent overflights by Soviet MiG-25Rs is said by many Western observers to have been...
According this video 24 F-14 Tomcats are currently in service with IRIAF
IRIAF fleet of F-14s is divided into two categories: 'airworthy' but with no operational AN/AWG-9 radars and weapons systems; and 'fully mission capable', most of which have operational avionics and are capable of undertaking all types of air defence missions Called "Scary Iran Air Force Power 2018," the video in this article provides an overview of Islamic Republic of Iran Air...
How the F-14 Tomcat sharpened his teeth: the story of the six-on-six missile shot test
The six-on-six missile shot was considered a huge success, since demonstrated that both the F-14 Tomcat and the AIM-54 Phoenix missile were ready to enter active service The legendary F-14 Tomcat's six-on-six missile shot test. The F-14 Tomcat, which was conceived towards the end of the 1960s as a multimission fighter able to defend U.S. Navy Carrier Battle Groups (CVBG) from...
One Of A Kind: cool promotional video illlustrates F-14 Tomcat's unparalleled capabilities
The F-14 Tomcat was fitted with a powerful weapons system known as the AWG-9 which was able to support the AIM-54 Phoenix that provided an unprecedented one-hundred mile range Called One Of A Kind and made by Grumman to promote the F-14 fighter program, the cool video in this post shows how the mighty Tomcat could operate alone in tactical conditions,...
Tomcat Vs Foxbat: the story of how IRIAF F-14 crews learned to shoot down the MiG-25 Mach 3 fighter jet
The F-14 Tomcat fired one AIM-54A from a range of over 100km (60 miles). The missile quickly cut the distance to the MiG-25 Foxbat and slammed into it, creating a huge ball of fire When the then Imperial Iranian Air Force (IIAF, renamed Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force, IRIAF, after the Islamic Revolution) purchased the F-14 Tomcat the service...
F-14 Tomcat Vs F-15 Eagle: the pilots' perspective
Even if until today a real F-14 Tomcat Vs F-15 Eagle engagement with live weapons fired has never taken place, since the prototypes made their first flights comparisons have been made between these two iconic aircraft The F-14 Tomcat and the F-15 Eagle are two of the best (and two of the most beautiful) fighters ever built. Even if until today...
To perform the fleet air defense role, the F-14 Tomcat was fitted with a powerful weapons system known as the AWG-9 which was able to support the AIM-54 Phoenix long range air-to-air missile Named "F-14: Defenders Of The Fleet," the cool footage in this post will bring a tear to the eye of every Tomcat's fan. The video in fact was...

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