Grumman F-14A Tomcat: No Problemo.

This incredible pic shows what the Grumman company did in response to US. Navy concerns regarding a posible asymmetrical wing sweep situation on the F-14. Flying the 3rd pre-production example, Chuck Sewell -the company’s Chief Test Pilot-  conducted several flight trials from Dec. 1985 to Feb. 1986 with the right wing locked at 20º  and the left at varios sweeps (35º, 50º, 60º and 68º).Tests showed that 60º was the maximum sweep for landings. Sewell found the aircraft in this extreme configuration to be capable enough to achieve safe carrier landings…well, at least he could do it.


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