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    IRIAF F-14A against F-15I

    Post  indochina on Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:31 am

    Hello comrades  russia , I have a question as we all know.The present time only about possible conflicts between Israel and Iran, so as far as I know, the F-14A is still the backbone of the Iranian army, but old electronic system (which may haveupgraded by Russia), but maneuverability almost Su-27 (ie more than the F-15I) and long-range missiles AIM-54 phoenix.Sure would be a real threat to the F-15I of the Jews?



    PERFORMANCE of Grumman F-14A Tomcat

    Wing span: 19,45 m. (wings forward)

    Wing span: 11,65 m. (wings swept)

    Length: 19,10 m.

    Height: 4,88 m.

    Max. speed: Mach 2.34 (2517 km/h, 1564 mph.)

    Empty weight: 39,310 lbs.(17830 kg.)

    Max. weight: 74,348 lbs.(33724 kg.)

    Power plant: two Pratt & Whitney TF30-P-414 afterburning turbofans

    Thrust: 14,000 lbs.(6350 kg.) each

    With Afterburner: 20,900 lbs.(9480 kg.) each

    Guns: 1× 20 mm (0.787 in) M61 Vulcan Gatling Gun, with 675 rounds
    Hardpoints: 10 total: 6× under-fuselage, 2× under nacelles and 2× on wing gloves with a capacity of 14,500 lb (6,600 kg) of ordnance and fuel tanks

    Missiles: Air-to-air missiles: AIM-54 Phoenix, AIM-7 Sparrow, AIM-9 Sidewinder. Or amended with R-27, MIM-23



    PERFORMANCE of Grumman F-15I

    Primary Role

    - Tandem seat attack plane

    Dimensions

    Wingspan: 13.5 m
    Length: 19.43 m
    Height: 5.63 m

    Capabilities

    Maximum speed: Mach 2.5 at high altitude,
    1,482 kph at low altitude
    Range: 4,450 km

    Weight

    Empty: 14,379 kg
    Max. loaded: 36,750 kg

    Power Plant

    - 2 Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-229 engines with a max. thrust of 29,000 lb. each

    Weapons

    - 20 mm. 6 barrelled cannon at wing root. Air-to air missiles: Python 3, Python 4, Sidewinder, Sparrow and AMRAAM. Varied air-to-ground missiles and guided bombs.
    Total carry load capacity: up to 11 tons



    + I would go with the Iranian F-14A + IL-76 AEW and AIM-54. IAI Phalcon AEW + F-15I and the AIM-120 will also be a threat.But AIM-120 as far as I know the lower range of the phoenix. We are talking about BVR, and Dogfight, depending on the level of the pilot. In WVR or dogfight, I think F15I has little advantage (but, I do not know F15I the maneuver with specific numbers?)


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    Re: IRIAF F-14A against F-15I

    Post  GarryB on Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:22 am

    Pretty sure the Iranian F-14s have not been upgraded by the Russians... I rather doubt the Iranians would let them any where near their primary fighter.

    As such I would think Israeli F-15s would be a serious problem for the Iranians for most of the same reasons modern western fighters are a problem for old model exported Russian fighters with old obsolete missiles.


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    Re: IRIAF F-14A against F-15I

    Post  TR1 on Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:02 am

    I wonder how operational the F-14s are at this point...have to go with the F-15s here.
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    Re: IRIAF F-14A against F-15I

    Post  Sujoy on Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:44 am

    indochina wrote: the F-14A is still the backbone of the Iranian army, but old electronic system (which may have upgraded by Russia)


    I am darn sure Russia did not bring about any improvement in the F 14 of the Iranians . The F 14 is not designed as an open architecture platform so there is zero possibility of Russian EW systems being incorporated . Also , FYI the F 14 was a pretty mediocre aircraft that was hurridly rushed into production to replace the F 4 .

    indochina wrote:Sure would be a real threat to the F-15I of the Jews?

    No it would not be of any threat to Israel . In any air combat between Iran and Israel , Iranian fighters will be dogmeat for the Israelis . Now, not even for a moment am I saying that the Iranians are not good fighter . Far from it. However , neither do they have the quantity ( 25 on last count ) nor the quality to take on the Israeli Air force ( IAF) . Iran's best chance is to strike it's adversaries with IRBMs like the Shahab series .

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    Post  indochina on Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:17 pm

    So you would say that F15I will win in the WVR regime or Dogfight? depends on the level of the pilot and the engine (the Jewish crowd at this point)
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    Re: IRIAF F-14A against F-15I

    Post  Sujoy on Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:26 pm

    indochina wrote:So you would say that F15I will win in the WVR regime or Dogfight? depends on the level of the pilot and the engine (the Jewish crowd at this point)

    I suspect most Iranian F 14s will be shot down in a BVR conflict , so the chances of a WVR is very remote . Iran does NOT possess any BVR missiles like the R 77 so it cannot engage Israeli jets in a BVR conflict .

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    Post  indochina on Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:18 pm

    Who is still saying, that the F14 A is an old plane and can't match with newer aircrafts?

    There was a time when the F-14 Tomcat was better at bombing Iraqi ground targets than the F-15E Strike Eagle

    September 8, 2012
    Posted by Dario Leone in Aircraft Carriers, Military Aviation.

    On Sept. 22, 2006 after 36 years of service, the last F-14 Tomcat was retired by its main operator, the US Navy, at NAS Oceana. Although six years have passed since then, there are many unknown facts to be told or simply to be remembered about the last Grumman’s (now Northrop-Grumman) fighter.

    One of these often untold stories dates back to Apr. 2003 when, in the midst of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), the Tomcats of the VF-154 Black Knights were embarked aboard the USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63).

    The US Central Command (CENTCOM) ordered to VF-154 to detach five of its F-14A (BuNos 158620, 161296, 161288, 161292 and 158624) and five of its crews to Al Udeid air base, in Qatar. This was the first time in history that US Navy aircraft were tasked to fight a war from both ashore and at sea at the same time.

    The five Black Knights’ Tomcats were dedicated to provide Forward Air Controller (Airborne) or FAC(A) and Strike Coordination and Reconnaissance (SCAR) for Coalition fast jets (such as USAF F-16CGs and F-16CJs, RAAF F/A-18As and RAF Tornado GR-4s) deployed to Al Udeid.

    The VF-154 Tomcats crews also had to train USAF F-15E crews to conduct FAC(A) and SCAR missions.

    During this shore-based period a VF-154 F-14A (BuNo 158620 callsign “Nite 104”) crashed because he suffered a single engine and fuel transfer system failure forcing the crew to eject.

    However during this special period the five Black Knights’ crews were able to accomplish more than 300 combat hours dropping more than 50,000 lbs of ordnance.

    These results were possible even if the Tomcat had some disadvantages when compared directly to some of the attack planes mentioned above: for example, the Strike Eagle has a maximum payload far superior than the one of the Tomcat and the F-14A could only employ Laser Guided Bombs (LGB) and it was not able to use Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAM) due to a lack of a digital databus (the Bs and Ds-models Tomcat could use JDAMs).

    Still, the F-14 had also some advantages: the AN/AAQ-25 LANTIRN (Low Altitude Navigation and Targeting, Infrared, for Night) pod used by Tomcat crews was more capable than the USAF’s AN/AAQ-14 and also than the first AN/AAQ-28s Litening II. In fact the AN/AAQ-25 provided the Tomcat with the capability to point the pod to chosen waypoints without the employment of radar, an ability that the F-15E didn’t have. The F-14s were also equipped with a Programmable Tactical Information Display System (PTIDS) and 20 cm X 20cm screen that provided the Radar Intercept Officer (RIO) with a better display than the Weapons System Officer (WSO) in the F-15E.

    All these features made the F-14 a really impressive attack platform- as a Tomcat driver once explained: “With the Strike Eagle you can put the bomb on the building. With the Tomcat you’ re putting the bomb into the third window from the left, from miles away”.

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    Re: IRIAF F-14A against F-15I

    Post  indochina on Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:19 pm

    indochina wrote:So you would say that F15I will win in the WVR regime or Dogfight? depends on the level of the pilot and the engine (the Jewish crowd at this point)

    You did not read my post, I said to the AIM-54 Phoenix
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    Re: IRIAF F-14A against F-15I

    Post  Sujoy on Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:35 pm

    indochina wrote:Who is still saying, that the F14 A is an old plane

    US NAVY

    indochina wrote:and can't match with newer aircrafts?

    If the F 14 A is indeed such an outstanding aircraft why did they decommission all of these ? USAF still flies the F 16 an aircraft that first entered service ( 1978) roughly at the same time that the F 14 ( 1974) did .

    indochina wrote:I said to the AIM-54 Phoenix

    Again decommissioned . Was highly publicised but was largely an average BVR missile .In a BVR engagement a bogey could perform a 30 degree check turn and go down to a lower altitude to counter a AIM 54 shot. The Aim-54 also had a number of problems with their fuses (aside from not meeting production schedules, running over budget, and problems with maintaining quality control).

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    Re: IRIAF F-14A against F-15I

    Post  indochina on Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:22 am

    Sujoy wrote:
    indochina wrote:Who is still saying, that the F14 A is an old plane

    US NAVY

    indochina wrote:and can't match with newer aircrafts?

    If the F 14 A is indeed such an outstanding aircraft why did they decommission all of these ? USAF still flies the F 16 an aircraft that first entered service ( 1978) roughly at the same time that the F 14 ( 1974) did .

    indochina wrote:I said to the AIM-54 Phoenix

    Again decommissioned . Was highly publicised but was largely an average BVR missile .In a BVR engagement a bogey could perform a 30 degree check turn and go down to a lower altitude to counter a AIM 54 shot. The Aim-54 also had a number of problems with their fuses (aside from not meeting production schedules, running over budget, and problems with maintaining quality control).

    I think it was their mistake (USA), as they had left the M551 light tank firing ATGM through the barrel of a cannon, or assault rifle AR10 better than M16.

    You do not know what to lobbying?this is the competition for aircraft carriers and McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 won before the Grumman F-14, like the case of Sukhoi 33 and MiG 29K.

    According to some information I read, the Iranians have had a few changes to the AIM-54, they even built a replacement battery for 79 batteries expired when the Americans left. And that is the secret, today Americans remain AIM-120C / D ((185-190 km) as a replacement for the AIM-54.
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    Re: IRIAF F-14A against F-15I

    Post  GarryB on Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:59 am

    I tend to agree with most of the points made by Sujoy, but would add that the jet engine of the F-14A was terrible for a fighter... it made the F-111 an excellent long range strike aircraft but for close in turning and burning it was a poor engine.

    The Phoenix was designed to shoot down backfire bombers and high speed missiles, not fighters or tactical aircraft.


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    Post  indochina on Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:40 am

    GarryB wrote:I tend to agree with most of the points made by Sujoy, but would add that the jet engine of the F-14A was terrible for a fighter... it made the F-111 an excellent long range strike aircraft but for close in turning and burning it was a poor engine.

    The Phoenix was designed to shoot down backfire bombers and high speed missiles, not fighters or tactical aircraft.

    But they had shot down a lot of Mig 23 of Iraq and Syria, Iran has replaced the battery for the AIM-54 (expired).I think they had fighter Saeqeh. Engine overhaul (for F14A) for them is not a big problem
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    Re: IRIAF F-14A against F-15I

    Post  GarryB on Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:52 am

    A downgraded export model Mig-23 from the 1980s can't really be considered a great feat... the missiles were younger and the enemy pilots were dumber and likely had no idea they were under attack till their aircraft exploded... the likely result of that being their tactic of turning and running away when they detected an F-14 which means a straight flying target... ideal for the Phoenix missile.


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