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F-14 Tomcat by Ranwers v1.10 (26/Feb/2019)
« on: January 23, 2019, 06:03:22 AM »

Public release V1.10 .


Requirements:

Jet Era v1.33 or later http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,15649.0.html

SAS Common Utils http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,40490.0.html

HD / True Color Mod v1.1 or later https://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,42744.0.html

WEAPONS PACK VER. 1.3 http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,48603.0.html

SAS Engine MOD 2.8.13 western (or later) http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,52489.0.html

Weapon pack Generation 2016-iii (22/Jan/2019 or later) , Jet Pit Common materials (26/Feb/2019 or later)
http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,53426.0.html


Download: https://www.mediafire.com/file/1ss1mafl30itozb/F-14_V1.10_20190226.7z/file


Skins: http://www.mediafire.com/file/hppetip02uoanun/Re-Painted_SKINS__F-14_series_05-05-2017.7z


air.ini
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F-14A                  air.F_14A 1      NOINFO   usa01 SUMMER
F-14B                  air.F_14B 1      NOINFO   usa01 SUMMER
F-14D                  air.F_14D 1      NOINFO   usa01 SUMMER

stationary.ini
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[Self_StationaryPlanes]

F_14A             vehicles.planes.F_14static$F_14A               1
F_14B             vehicles.planes.F_14static$F_14B               1
F_14D             vehicles.planes.F_14static$F_14D               1

technics.ini
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//======================================================================
//
// Self Stationary planes
//
//======================================================================

[F_14A]
Description    F_14A
Icon           Plane
Class          air.F_14A
PanzerBodyFront      0.004
Explode              WagonMetal

[F_14B]
Description    F_14B
Icon           Plane
Class          air.F_14B
PanzerBodyFront      0.004
Explode              WagonMetal

[F_14D]
Description    F_14D
Icon           Plane
Class          air.F_14D
PanzerBodyFront      0.004
Explode              WagonMetal

i18n/ plane.properties
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F-14A               F-14A, Tomcat, 1974
F-14B               F-14B, Tomcat, 1987
F-14D               F-14D, Super Tomcat, 1991

i18n/ weapons.properties
textfile in the archive.

Skins folders:
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...\PaintSchemes\Skins\F-14A
...\PaintSchemes\Skins\F-14B
...\PaintSchemes\Skins\F-14D

credits:
Ranwers: All 3d works
western: Java, small 3d retouch, weapons pack features and Jet Pit common materials
max_thehitman: 3d help & skins
Vega: Java and FM
PA_Jeronimo: 3d improvements


Omit things (Not to claim):
- Air Refuel
- AI's aggressively Wing sweep usage
- Historical Cockpit analog gauges
- Cockpit panel night illumination (some night panels mismatch to daytime ones)
- Cockpit HUD
- Cockpit Radar (A/B) or Multi function HDD (D)
- Text assistance about Radar (WSO) / IRST / TV Camera is done only about 1 enemy.
- AIM-54 multi targeting.
- Combat flap degree manual operation.
- Flap and Wing sweep lock limit each other relatings.
- Laser lock position minute adjustment.


Extra implements:
- VarWing is controlled / limited by historical flight computer workings.
 + Player operation is in 4 statuses: (Manual position is automatically limited in speeds)
   Auto / Manual open (forward) / Manual keep / Manual close (backward) / Bombing fixed
 + Folding Wings
- Anti-Collision lights (Anti-Collision lights key)
- Formation lights (Formation lights key)
- Self Stationary Plane folds wings
- Easy implement of DLC (Direct Lift Control) on landing with flaps full down
 + DLC engage / cancel by MISC_10 key, increase / decrease decent rate by Bombsight Distance keys.
 + External spoiler visual reflects DLC status.
- Spoiler works as Ground Spoiler on ground (not carrier deck) with Airbrake opening.
- Laser designator cockpit only with LGBs. MISC_7 key works Laser pos lock. MISC_10 key Off Laser.
- Bingo fuel MISC_6 key.
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Re: F-14 Tomcat by Ranwers v1.0 (23/Jan/2019)
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2019, 06:05:28 AM »

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The F-14's wing sweep can be varied between 20° and 68° in flight, and can be automatically controlled by the Central Air Data Computer, which maintains wing sweep at the optimum lift-to-drag ratio as the Mach number varies; pilots can manually override the system if desired. When parked, the wings can be "overswept" to 75° to overlap the horizontal stabilizers to save deck space aboard carriers. In an emergency, the F-14 can land with the wings fully swept to 68°, although this presents a significant safety hazard due to greatly increased stall speed. Such an aircraft would typically be diverted from an aircraft carrier to a land base if an incident did occur. The F-14 has flown and landed safely with an asymmetrical wing-sweep on an aircraft carrier during testing; this capability could be used in emergencies. The wing pivot points were significantly spaced far apart. This had two benefits. The first was that weaponry could be fitted on a pylon on the fixed wing glove, liberating the wings from having swiveling pylons fitted, a feature which had proven to add significant drag on the F-111B. Since less of the total lifting area was variable, the centre of lift moved less as the wings moved reducing trim drag at high speed. When the wing was swept back, its thickness-to-chord-ratio decreased which allowed the aircraft to satisfy the mach 2.4 top speed required by the U.S. Navy. The body of the aircraft contributed significantly to overall lift and so the Tomcat possessed a lower wing loading than its wing area would suggest. When carrying 4 Phoenix missiles or other heavy stores between the engines this advantage was lost and maneuverability was reduced in those configurations.
Ailerons are not fitted, with roll control being provided by wing-mounted spoilers at low speed (which are disabled if the sweep angle exceeds 57°), and by differential operation of the all-moving tailerons at high speed. Full-span slats and flaps are used to increase lift both for landing and combat, with slats being set at 17° for landing and 7° for combat, while flaps are set at 35° for landing and 10° for combat. An air bag filled up the space occupied by the swept-back wing when the wing was in the forward position and a flexible fairing on top of the wing smoothed out the shape transition between the fuselage and top wing area. The twin tail layout helps in maneuvers at high angle of attack (AoA) while reducing the height of the aircraft to fit within the limited roof clearance of hangars aboard aircraft carriers. Two triangular shaped retractable surfaces, called glove vanes, were originally mounted in the forward part of the wing glove, and could be automatically extended by the flight control system at high Mach numbers. They were used to generate additional lift (force) ahead of the aircraft's center of gravity, thus helping to compensate for the nose-down pitching tendencies at supersonic speeds. Automatically deployed at above Mach 1.4, they allowed the F-14 to pull 7.5 g at Mach 2 and could be manually extended with wings swept full aft. They were later disabled, however, owing to their additional weight and complexity. The air brakes consist of top-and-bottom extendable surfaces at the rearmost portion of the fuselage, between the engine nacelles. The bottom surface is split into left and right halves, the tailhook hangs between the two halves, an arrangement sometimes called the "castor tail".
The F-14 began replacing the F-4 Phantom II in U.S. Navy service starting in September 1974 with squadrons VF-1 "Wolfpack" and VF-2 "Bounty Hunters" aboard USS Enterprise (CVN-65) and participated in the American withdrawal from Saigon. The F-14 had its first kills in U.S. Navy service on 19 August 1981 over the Gulf of Sidra in what is known as the Gulf of Sidra incident. In that engagement, two F-14s from VF-41 Black Aces were engaged by two Libyan Su-22 "Fitters". The F-14s evaded the short range heat seeking AA-2 "Atoll" missile and returned fire, downing both Libyan aircraft. U.S. Navy F-14s once again were pitted against Libyan aircraft on 4 January 1989, when two F-14s from VF-32 shot down two Libyan MiG-23 "Floggers" over the Gulf of Sidra in a second Gulf of Sidra incident.
Its first sustained combat use was as a photo reconnaissance platform. The Tomcat was selected to inherit the reconnaissance mission upon the departure of the dedicated RA-5C Vigilante and RF-8G Crusaders from the fleet. A large pod called the Tactical Airborne Reconnaissance Pod System (TARPS) was developed and fielded on the Tomcat in 1981. With the retirement of the last RF-8G Crusaders in 1982, TARPS F-14s became the U.S. Navy's primary tactical reconnaissance system. One of two Tomcat squadrons per airwing was designated as a TARPS unit and received 3 TARPS capable aircraft and training for 4 TARPS aircrews.

F-14A
The F-14A was the initial two-seat, twin-engine, all-weather interceptor fighter variant for the U.S. Navy. It first flew on 21 December 1970. The first 12 F-14As were prototype versions (sometimes called YF-14As). Modifications late in its service life added precision strike munitions to its armament. The U.S. Navy received 478 F-14A aircraft and 79 were received by Iran. The final 102 F-14As were delivered with improved Pratt & Whitney TF30-P-414A engines. Additionally, an 80th F-14A was manufactured for Iran, but was delivered to the U.S. Navy.


IRIAF
The sole foreign customer for the Tomcat was the Imperial Iranian Air Force, during the reign of the last Shah (King) of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. In the early 1970s, the Imperial Iranian Air Force (IIAF) was searching for an advanced fighter, specifically one capable of intercepting Soviet MiG-25 reconnaissance flights. After a visit of U.S. President Richard Nixon to Iran in 1972, during which Iran was offered the latest in American military technology, the IIAF narrowed its choice between the F-14 Tomcat or the McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle. Grumman Corporation arranged a competitive demonstration of the Eagle against the Tomcat before the Shah, and in January 1974, Iran ordered 30 F-14s and 424 AIM-54 Phoenix missiles.


F-14B
The F-14 received its first of many major upgrades in March 1987 with the F-14A Plus (or F-14A+). The F-14A's TF30 engine was replaced with the improved GE F110-GE-400 engine. The F-14A+ also received the state-of-the-art ALR-67 Radar Homing and Warning (RHAW) system. Much of the avionics, as well as, the AWG-9 radar were retained. The F-14A+ was later redesignated F-14B on 1 May 1991. A total of 38 new aircraft were manufactured and 48 F-14A were upgraded into B variants.
The TF30 had been plagued from the start with susceptibility to compressor stalls at high AoA and during rapid throttle transients or above 30,000 ft (9,100 m). The F110-GE-400 engine provided a significant increase in thrust, producing 23,400 lbf (104 kN) with afterburner at sea level, which rose to 30,200 lbf (134 kN) at Mach 0.9.[85] The increased thrust gave the Tomcat a better than 1:1 thrust-to-weight ratio at low fuel quantities. The basic engine thrust without afterburner was powerful enough for carrier launches, further increasing safety. Another benefit was allowing the Tomcat to cruise comfortably above 30,000 ft (9,100 m), which increased its range and survivability. The F-14B arrived in time to participate in Desert Storm.
In the late 1990s, 67 F-14Bs were upgraded to extend airframe life and improve offensive and defensive avionics systems. The modified aircraft became known as F-14B Upgrade, informally referred to as "Bombcat".



F-14D
The final variant of the F-14 was the F-14D Super Tomcat. The F-14D variant was first delivered in 1991. The original TF-30 engines were replaced with General Electric F110-400 engines, similar to the F-14B. The F-14D also included newer digital avionics systems including a glass cockpit and replaced the AWG-9 with the newer AN/APG-71 radar. Other systems included the Airborne Self Protection Jammer (ASPJ), Joint Tactical Information Distribution System (JTIDS), SJU-17(V) Naval Aircrew Common Ejection Seats (NACES), and Infra-red search and track (IRST).
The GE F110-400 engine provided increased thrust and additional endurance to extend range or to stay on station much longer. In the overland attack role this gave the F-14D 60 percent more striking range or one-third more time on station. The Rate of climb was increased by 61 percent. The F110's increased thrust allowed almost all carrier launches to be made in military (dry) power. While this did result in fuel savings, the main reason not to use afterburner during carrier launches was that if an engine failed the F110's thrust in full afterburner would produce a yawing moment too abruptly for the pilot to correct. Thus the launch of an F-14D with afterburner was rare, while the F-14A required full afterburner unless very lightly loaded.
Although the F-14D was to be the definitive version of the Tomcat, not all fleet units received the D variant. In 1989, Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney refused to approve the purchase of any more F-14D model aircraft for $50 million each and pushed for a $25 million modernization of the F-14 fleet instead. Congress decided not to shut production down and funded 55 aircraft as part of a compromise. A total of 37 new aircraft were completed, and 18 F-14A models were upgraded to D-models, designated F-14D(R) for a rebuild. An upgrade to the F-14D's computer software to allow AIM-120 AMRAAM missile capability was planned but was later terminated.
While upgrades had kept the F-14 competitive with modern fighter aircraft technology, Cheney called the F-14 1960s technology. Despite an appeal from the Secretary of the Navy for at least 132 F-14Ds and some aggressive proposals from Grumman for a replacement,[88] Cheney planned to replace the F-14 with a fighter that was not manufactured by Grumman. Cheney called the F-14 a "jobs program", and when the F-14 was canceled, an estimated 80,000 jobs of Grumman employees, subcontractors, or support personnel were affected. Starting in 2005, some F-14Ds received the ROVER III upgrade.



Intake door animation:
Mach 0.7

Mach 1.4

Mach 2.0

Mach 2.4


Flaps full down ..... without DLC / DLC engaged with lowest descent rate | middle descent rate | highest descent rate
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Re: F-14 Tomcat by Ranwers v1.0 (23/Jan/2019)
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2019, 06:06:02 AM »

sweet :)
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Re: F-14 Tomcat by Ranwers v1.0 (23/Jan/2019)
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2019, 06:10:42 AM »

THE............ ]sunny[ ]salut[

Thank you so much. :P
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Re: F-14 Tomcat by Ranwers v1.0 (23/Jan/2019)
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2019, 06:13:17 AM »

High way to the Danger Zone! Yeeeeeehaw!

Downloading ASAP. Many many thanks to all involved, time for some music videos.  8)
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Re: F-14 Tomcat by Ranwers v1.0 (23/Jan/2019)
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2019, 06:16:39 AM »

Unbelievable! Incredible!
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Re: F-14 Tomcat by Ranwers v1.0 (23/Jan/2019)
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2019, 06:19:26 AM »

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA  8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)


Great One man, Very very Nice, 


My Best Regards KT503.
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Re: F-14 Tomcat by Ranwers v1.0 (23/Jan/2019)
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2019, 06:20:36 AM »

Woooow!!! Thank you, guys!!!  8)
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Re: F-14 Tomcat by Ranwers v1.0 (23/Jan/2019)
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2019, 07:29:50 AM »

What can you write?
Ranwers and Western are great masters.
Thank you.
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Re: F-14 Tomcat by Ranwers v1.0 (23/Jan/2019)
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2019, 08:10:26 AM »

I know how hard all you guys worked to bring such a plane mod
with all this weapons and extras into this old IL-2 game
and made it flying ...  :o

Many many thanks for all the efforts, work and time you guys put into this!  :)
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Re: F-14 Tomcat by Ranwers v1.0 (23/Jan/2019)
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2019, 08:13:07 AM »

Mmmmmmh... my little finger tells me this one will be included in the next BAT update !

In any case, thank you for the hard work !
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Re: F-14 Tomcat by Ranwers v1.0 (23/Jan/2019)
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2019, 08:38:48 AM »

Thank you and everyone else involved.




This birdy should work in BAT.
I have playable content already on the way :D
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