F-14 Antennas & ECM Fairings|
The F-14 carries a large number of electronical equipment, some of it is used for communication,
others are used as threat & radar warning receivers. For a complete list go to the
aircraft systems page (see below).
Some of this electronical equipment is visible:
Late F-14As and F-14Bs were equipped with two ECM fairings on both sides of the air inlets,
below the wing roots. These fairings make it quite easy to distinguish between the F-14B and
F-14D (no ECM fairings), since both have no other obvious difference in appearance (except the
chin-pods and glove-vanes).
- ALR-45 Antenna (most forward wing-glove)
- ALR-45 Receiving Antenna (both horizontal stabilizers)
- ALQ-126 Mid- & High-Band Antennas (wing-glove)
- ALR-67 Mid- & High-Band Antennas (beaver tail)
- Antenna IFF/APX-72 UHF Data Link (forward antenna on fuselage back)
- AN/ALR-50 Antenna (middle antenna on fuselage back)
- TACAN Antenna, UHF Communication (rearmost antenna on fuselage back)
- DECM Receiver Antanna (starboard vertical tail)
- ALR-50 Antenna (starboard nosewheel-bay door)
- ? (portside nosewheel-bay door)
Additional external ECM equipment is listed on the electronics chinpods page (see below).
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