AWG-9

The F-14 Tomcat’s AWG-9 had been the most powerful radar in operational service on combat aircraft until the F-22 Raptor with the APG-77 entered service in 2005. Here’s why.

The F-14 Tomcat’s AWG-9 had been the most powerful radar in operational service on combat aircraft until the F-22 Raptor with the APG-77 entered service in 2005. Here’s why.

The F-14 Tomcat Advancements during the Cold War in Soviet long-range patrol and bomber aircraft dictated a requirement for a… Read More

5 months ago

Videos feature First Flight (and First Crash) of the Iconic F-14 Tomcat

F-14 Tomcat development The Navy's search for an advanced carrier-based air superiority fighter led to evaluation of General Dynamics' F-111B,… Read More

5 months ago

The story of when a US Navy F-14 Tomcat fired six AIM-54 Phoenix missiles against six different targets simultaneously: the six-on-six missile shot test

A new capability introduced by the AIM-54 was strictly linked to its radar: the AWG-9 had the unprecedented ability to… Read More

1 year ago

F-14’s first air-to-air kill was a gun kill. But it wasn’t scored by a US Navy Tomcat.

A US Navy legend maintains that a few older F-14 pilots promised to erect a monument to the first individual… Read More

2 years ago

Former F-14 RIO tells the story of when he and his pilot pushed their Tomcat beyond the aircraft advertised Top Speed of Mach 2.34

‘That jet accelerated like it was blasted out of a cannon. In maybe 50 seconds we went from about 400… Read More

3 years ago

The F-14 Tomcat posed such a serious threat to the Soviets that they once tried to fish one that fell off the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy

The Soviets tried to go fishing for an F-14 that fell off the USS John F. Kennedy in 1976 - after the… Read More

3 years ago

US Navy F-14 crew members explain how you could land a Tomcat with a full load of six AIM-54 Phoenix missiles on the aircraft carrier

‘Actually, you could trap aboard the boat with 6 Phoenix, but you wouldn’t have much fuel at max trap gross… Read More

3 years ago

Former Naval Aviator explains why a fighter pilot prefers a longer-range (effective) missile over a faster and better maneuvering aircraft and over an outstanding radar

‘Long ago in flight school, I remember an instructor told us that we were not flying aircraft or fighters. No… Read More

3 years ago

Tomcat Supreme: The F-14’s AWG-9 was the most powerful radar in operational service on combat aircraft until the F-22 Raptor with the APG-77 entered service in 2005

When working in Track-While-Scan mode, the AWG-9 emissions were difficult to identify for contemporary radar warning receivers, and thus warning… Read More

3 years ago

The NRA-3B Snoopy, the Skywarrior deployment during Operation Desert Storm and the last Days of the Whale

The inherent versatility of the A-3 Skywarrior airframe led to it being used for many years as a developmental aircraft,… Read More

4 years ago

Here’s why NASA Equipped an F-15 with an AIM-54 and why USAF Never Outfitted its Eagle fleet with the mighty Phoenix

‘The AIM-54 Phoenix is too heavy for the F-15 to use and keep all of its fantastic air to air… Read More

4 years ago

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… Read More

5 years ago

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… Read More

6 years ago

How the F-14 Tomcat sharpened her 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… Read More

6 years ago

ONE OF A KIND: COOL PROMOTIONAL VIDEO ILLUSTRATES F-14 TOMCAT’S UNIQUE CAPABILITIES

The F-14 Tomcat was fitted with a powerful weapons system known as the AWG-9 which was able to support the… Read More

6 years ago

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… Read More

6 years ago