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[VEHICLE][WIP]F-14A Tomcat



  • Gentleman this is your first hop. The jets you're flying against are smaller, faster and more maneuverable. Just like the enmy Migs. Clock is ticking and as of now we're keeping scores.

    Aaaah.... Top Gun. Pretty much the best movie when it comes to live action scenes with US Navy Aircraft. The movie made the F-14 Tomcat one of the most known combat aircraft of recent times. Sadly the last (US) Tomcat was retired in 2006 and the remaining airframes are now fully scrapped to prevent Iran from obtaining spare parts for their (still active) F-14 fleet.
    The F-14 came in three major block variants. A, B and D. The A version was the first service version and was a pure naval interceptor with Air-to-Air weaponry including the AIM-54 Phoenix, which was exclusive to the F-14 airframe. Major changes in the B version include Air-to-Ground capability (giving it the nickname Bombcat) and new engines which were less prone to compressor stalls (anyone remember than flatspin in Top Gun? Yea, F-14A problems...). The D version was the last F-14 to enter service with upgraded Avionics. There were further plans to enhance the aircraft, like Tomcat ST21, but sadly the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet was chosen over an upgraded Tomcat.

    Anyway, enough history lesson. The F-14 was my first GTA V mod, it was however the D version and the main model came from Ace Combat: Assault Horizon. I had spent extensive time on remodelling the aircraft with a proper cockpit and more detailed inlets and stuff like that. While it looked good in GTA San Andreas, it just simply didn't in GTA V, no matter how hard I tried. The exterior textures were just rubbish.
    So here is a new model. To spice things up a little, this is the F-14A model which bares some visual differences. This model is mashed together from various sources, including a nice Turbosquid model (thanks a lot @nathanjamesddg151 for buying it), 2 different FSX models and some salvaged parts of my former F-14 mod. The textures here are way better, but that also means that the .ytd is now 39mb big (oops) including 5 different 4k liveries.
    The model is basically fully converted, I just finished implementing the detailed cockpit. But there's still lots of stuff to do like adapting materials of certain parts and refining part movement.

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    Liveries included are following squadrons:

    VFA-25 Fist of the Fleet (never operated Tomcats, but it was shown as Iceman's plane in Top Gun)
    VF-32 Swordsmen
    VF-84 Jolly Rogers
    VF-111 Sundowners
    VF-154 Black Knights



  • @SkylineGTRFreak Finally got it working? congratulations XD!


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    @SkylineGTRFreak i can Offer, a cool model. check our inbox.



  • cool fighters, i never like the cokpit of F14, my word in a game against a another player, "Oh god i see nothing"
    There are many blind spot, I prefer F-22 or f-16 about that xD

    Fortunaly, there are 2 person inside in real



  • @Voltrock Yeah... I have the same dislike for the F-15 canopy. If it were all glass "bubble" canopy, I would like it better.



  • @nathanjamesddg151 But I think at least it has a better shoulder view when compared to the F-14... dunno.

    Some night shots:

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  • @SkylineGTRFreak the mirrors are undoubtedly useful, but considering human beings were able to build a $38 million dollar fighter jet, you'd think that they'd be able to build an all glass canopy with mirrors inside? I dunno, that's just my take.



  • @nathanjamesddg151 Yeah some mirror inside of fighter
    for F14 :
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    Same in mirage 2000 or Rafale, SU-35,...


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    @nathanjamesddg151 that Glass has to be Shatter proof. and mounted very strong. as it could easily injure the pilot when he starts pulling those 6-7 maneuvers. i guess they have always been careful.


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    @nathanjamesddg151 Yeah, there are Mirrors attached to canopies in many fighters. It's easy to watch your 6 with a mirror instead of turning your head. Especially when you are flying at Supersonic speed, with hostiles around you.


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    @nathanjamesddg151 oh OH! i just understood your comment. you mean like mirror's layered into the Canopy. but may be angling would be a problem with different pilot heights. i guess they need adjustable ones.


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    @FoxtrotDelta Yeah, you are right about that. My dad hate it when I use the family vehicle, because I'm taller than him and I change the mirror angles. I guess it's the same for aircraft. :)


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    @V4D3R exactly , pisses me off , when my sister, changes the mirror angles , when i get back in the car, and i have to do it all over again. takes like 1 extra minute of time.



  • i think about something, "mig28" F-5 in black (number 5) against u and ur wingman ?? :)
    Maybe mirror ll be useful lol

    I ll call this map "Operation TOP GUN" xD
    Ur wingman ll loose and i don't remember if there are 3 or 5 fighters mig :(


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    @Voltrock may be i'll make a MIG-28 if there is one.



  • @FoxtrotDelta don't worry, it s really F-5 paint in black with a red star inside a yellow circle
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    @Voltrock than you can easily make it. you make cool skins all the time.



  • @FoxtrotDelta @darthpungz work on many skins on this fighter, i think he could do it (first pic not second)
    Top gun staff had some problem to have a mig in their movie xD (The problem : URSS)
    Same thing about URSS movie
    (US Coast guard saw by URSS)

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    @Voltrock does US coast guard have Mi-24?



  • @Voltrock said in [VEHICLE][WIP]F-14A Tomcat:

    @FoxtrotDelta don't worry, it s really F-5 paint in black with a red star inside a yellow circle
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    I am making these to release with Skyline's F-14 :)



  • @FoxtrotDelta USCG had never got a mi-24 just a problem with soviet movie vision on USA (URSS is in french)

    @darthpungz no writing in top gun just the soviet star with yellow circle and of course totally black xD (very hard lol)



  • @SkylineGTRFreak did you get those add-on props to work for this?



  • To breath some life back in this... @Elope helped me to get custom weapon models working, so this will ship with custom Aim-9 and Aim-54 missile models.

    The Aim-9 type is pretty much like the vanilla aircraft rocket, just faster and slightly longer range, as well as slightly lower reload. No option for homing off.

    The Aim-54 type has insane range where you can lock on and also still hit the target. Super effective for all those pesky airliners far away. Can fire 6 missiles in rapid succession, then 20 seconds reload time. No option for homing off.

    You can still dumbfire both missiles, but as soon as a target is available, it will lock on.

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    And a demonstration (range is even longer, but that was the furthest target I could find in my last session)

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    @SkylineGTRFreak gr8 news awesome.



  • ho god, just awesome, i can't wait lol


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