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Propeller F-14 Tomcat?

Started by Taiidantomcat, January 01, 2011, 01:28:55 PM

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Taiidantomcat

Where do you attach the props /Nacelles? I had the idea of just putting them in the normal spot and making a pusher, but the distance between the Nacelles is pretty small... Any ideas from you magnificent whiffers?
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Are you planning to keep the swing wing option?  If not, could add wing engines just outboard where the scoops are.  Or even just a big one on the nose?
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Hmmmm....could pusher contra-props work?  Not sure if the engines being side-by-side is an insurmountable issue or not.  Just an idea   ;D
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Pusher propfans? Lots of small blades rather than a few big ones?

Then again it's such a mad idea, why not just go the whole hog and put them in swivelling pods on the swing wings.... :wacko:
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Gondor

The major problem you have with doing what you propose is simply the fact that the F-14 as is/was has been designed to use Jet engines. You will have to perform a thorough re-design of the aircraft to use turbo props or propellers of any sort.

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Gear both engines together (BIG turbo-props) leave the exhausts where they are now and install a SOCKING great shaft under the cockpit to a monster contra-prop on the nose. Run the waveguide through the middle of the shaft so the radar can still go at the front.

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Taiidantomcat

Thanks for all the replies folks... devious genius in a lot of those ideas  :wacko: I think I might so a scale-o-rama of a 1/48 Tomcat gluing the wings in a similar angle and adding props and 1/72 side by side seats for a Tu-95/Tu-142 Bear  :cheers:
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simmie

As a lad I always thought it would look cool with multi-blade, contra rotating propfans, with the engine exhausting out the center.

Mind you I also liked the idea of a B-1 with 2 large commercial fans instead of the twin engined pods, possibly with the intakes from the Boeing SSC thing they did not so long ago.
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