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  • Are F-14's really capable of doing this ...

    To be used as Low Cost Satellite Launchers ..??

    I found this rather interesting link about the F-14's

    http://www.tour2space.com/archives/f-14lv/f-14-st.htm

    Give me an opinion about this ! What do you think, Failure or could-be-a-success ?

    Edit: This would mean they had to resign the wing aerodynamic althogh it would be rocket powered.. ?
    Inactive from May 1 2009.

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    Wow, if it is true, I never imagined that! Something is telling me its not real, however.
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    • #3
      It is possible, remember that L1011 or DC-10 that has been converted as a Low Cost Satellite launcher?
      Irfan Faiz Nazerollnizam. Computer geek and gamer

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      • #4
        Well, other fighter jets have been rebuilt to be drones in their afterlive, and other stuff, so I could very well imagine this working out. Operational success, yes; financial success, would remain to be seen.

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        • #5
          yeah, I think it would work, but I'm not sure if the costs to retro fit some F-14s would make it worthwhile.
          Christian Vlček Sullivan | Through The Fence Photography
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          • #6
            Seeing this could indeed be a succesful, if this was to be real, it will be nice to see the Tomcats rule the skies again, atleast in a little bit higher orbit.

            Hail to the Cats to be re-born from the planeyard !
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            • #7
              If the F14 can hold a AIM54 Pheonix, it should be able to hold and fire a mini-rocket.
              -Kevin

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              • #8
                Originally posted by ACman
                If the F14 can hold a AIM54 Pheonix, it should be able to hold and fire a mini-rocket.
                "Unlike the F-15, the F-14 is designed to carry loads on the centerline."

                Best aircraft for the job !
                Inactive from May 1 2009.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by MaxPower
                  "Unlike the F-15, the F-14 is designed to carry loads on the centerline."

                  Best aircraft for the job !
                  F14 is kickass, One of the only I accually like.
                  -Kevin

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ACman
                    F14 is kickass, One of the only I accually like.
                    Seeing the TC's in topguns was what amazed me !

                    *Okey enough glories about the cats from me * I could continue forever.
                    Inactive from May 1 2009.

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