Both are great to have and have their appeal. #4. Still, the F-14 could carry a reconnaissance pod whereas the F-18 can fly as a buddy refueler. The Aircrews’ Perspective.
05-28-2015, 08:03 PM JMM64 : 529 posts, read 1,319,931 times Reputation: 676. F-14 also is a two-seater. The F-15 Eagle is a twin-engine, all-weather tactical fighter used by the US Air Force. The F-18 Super Hornet is a twin-engine carrier-based multirole fighter used by the US Navy. F-15 vs FA-18 comparison. The swing wings were there so the F-14 could patrol at low altitude then if the need arose to intercept something the pilot could push the balls to the wall the wings would sweep back and the F-14 could catch what needed to be caught. "An F/A 18A was used to "chase" an F-14 test flight. Set your Throttles to Full AB and join The Aviation Geek Club! If you want a very modern and digital, and thanks to fly-by-wire easy to fly aircraft, then F-18. The Tomcat was developed for the United States Navy's Naval Fighter Experimental (VFX) program after the collapse of the F-111B project. It could also be said the AF is doing that with the F-22/F-35 to some extent.
The same could be said somewhat for the Navy with the F-14 and F-18, a Hi/Lo mix as well though the F-18 was replacing attack planes too so it still had a role. Tags: F-14 F-14 Tomcat F-35 Military Technology World Navy Russia Forget the F-35 or F/A-18: Why the Navy Misses the F-14 … The wings were … How would F-15, F-16 and F/A-18 fighter jets fare one versus the other in a dogfight? May 31, 2018 Topic: Security Blog Brand: The Buzz. And as far as the original question, I would put my money on the very nimble F-16 in a 'everythings equal' dogfight. I chose the F-18. Last summer, I completed Viper conversion training at the 310th Fighter Squadron at Luke AFB, and the first thing they teach is the single-engine, single-seat mindset-a new concept for a twin-engine fighter pilot. The Grumman F-14 Tomcat is an American supersonic, twin-engine, two-seat, twin-tail, variable-sweep wing fighter aircraft.It was the first such U.S. jet fighter with twin tails. F-15 Vs F-16 Vs F/A-18: The Aircrews’ Perspective. The F-14D was carrying 4 2000-pound bombs, two 280 gallon droptanks, two Phoenix missiles and two Sidewinder air to air missiles. I was given the choice between the F-14 and F-4/F-18 pipeline (it was during the early transition from F-4s to F-18s).
The F-14 Tomcats that never were vs F/A-18E/F Super Hornet: who would have won? As a pure air to air fighter the F-14 was much better. by Dario Leone Feb 21 2020. written by Dario Leone Feb 21 2020. A Navy Test Pilot's Perspective As a Navy test pilot on an Air Force exchange tour, I have the best job in the world: I get to fly the F-16 Viper and the F/A-18 Hornet. As someone has rightly put before: f-18 is like a Tesla and f-14 is like a Ford Mustang. Mar 24, 2019 @ 10:33pm In short, the F-14 can't do SEAD/DEAD missions where the Hornet can.
Surrexen. The chase airplane was in relatively "clean" configuration with only a centerline fuel tank. February 25, 2015 Dario Leone Aircraft Carriers , Military Aviation , Troubled Areas 98 The F-14’s primary mission was fleet defense everything about it was built around this mission. If you don't like all this digital stuff or the fbw and prefer more analog gauges and a plane that flies badass, it's the F-14. Military Aviation. The F-18 was a lot cheaper to maintain than the F-14. It had longer range, and had a superior air to air weapons system than the F/A-18.