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Old 03-13-2018, 05:16 AM   #1
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Default Regarding the Iranian Tomcat and some points

Since it was stated that there would be a special variant of the Iranian F-14, would that be the F-14AM?

If so would it contain any of these possible upgrades? http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread1065315/pg1

The link states that not only does it have an all new digital upgrade for the AWG-9 Radar, but also an Iranian built version of the Pheonix missile which is supposedly better than the original one (I'm sure this missile can't be made for DCS for obvious classification reasons)

But I'm curious, what can be incorporated that is different or possibly better than the standard F-14A (except for the lack of a TV camera)?
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Old 03-13-2018, 11:46 AM   #2
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There's no proof the AM even exists, let alone concrete data on it.

More than likely they mean the downgraded F-14A's Iran got in the late 70's.
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Abovetopsecret.com? Immediately false.
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Abovetopsecret.com? Immediately false.
That is exactly like saying "His name is foreigner, everything he say is a lie!"
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Ok but I'm just curious to know what the Iranian F-14 might have since it would be notable different from the standard F-14A
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Ok but I'm just curious to know what the Iranian F-14 might have since it would be notable different from the standard F-14A
Detuned radar that is missing certain modes, degraded ECM equipment, more fussy engines, no Aim-9L/M capability

To name a few
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1. The AM "Exists", in Reporting.

2. There are no Concrete specs on the AM

3. Their F-14 Fleet is about as bad as the USMC Legacy Hornet Fleet.

The media is skeptical, as no concrete information is available anywhere, there's no work orders, parts orders, anything,

The Engines were supposedly Upgraded, yet they retained the old flawed TF-30 Exhausts?, Sorry, no.

The troops deployed to that area that have seen the Asian Minor AMs flying even said the engines still sound like the TF30s.

The AIM-54A+ Missile is a hoax, the batteries supplied to Iran for the AIM54s have since been depleted, and replacement parts for both the Tomcat and the AIM-54 were blocked from being sold to Iran.
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3. Their F-14 Fleet is about as bad as the USMC Legacy Hornet Fleet.
That's not half bad honestly, I was expecting much worse for them.

Also how about no covers for the mid air refueling probes, almost all Iranian Tomcats appear to be missing those. Take a look here.....



I think it would also add to the details of how weathered and beaten these planes are
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They will probably have a Skin for them though
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Old 03-13-2018, 10:18 PM   #10
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There is also a case of Iranian F-14s carrying Russian and probably Chinese missiles too.

Here's a few shots of what looks like an R-27 on the F-14....



And in this one I'm not sure but it appears to be a SAM HAWK missile on the F-14..

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