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F14 Taxi Light

Tue Dec 07, 2004 7:28 pm


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How many taxi lights are present on the Nose gear of an F-14.In the pic it looks like three varied types.
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RE: F14 Taxi Light

Tue Dec 07, 2004 9:05 pm

See this thread, especially Garnetpalmetto's reply #10:
https://www.airliners.net/discussions/military/read.main/16805


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RE: F14 Taxi Light

Tue Dec 07, 2004 10:50 pm

That "clear" thing right up under the nose against the fuselage?

I thought that is the TV camera for long range visual ID's...

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RE: F14 Taxi Light

Wed Dec 08, 2004 12:17 am

How many taxi lights are present on the Nose gear of an F-14.In the pic it looks like three varied types.

ONE taxi light.
ONE approach indexer unit (three small lights; red, yellow and green).

The specific picture referenced distorts actual locations on the aircraft, but you're probably looking at the IR/TV "chin" pod located under the nose radar area of the plane. Here's a couple of references for you: http://www.anft.net/f-14/f14-detail-chinpods.htm
http://www.anft.net/f-14/f14-detail-chinpods-06.htm
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RE: F14 Taxi Light

Wed Dec 08, 2004 1:11 am

Thanks Folks,especially the pics.Makes things easier to understand.
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RE: F14 Taxi Light

Thu Dec 16, 2004 1:46 am

The TCS system on the F-14 is pretty neat toy. One day the AT/AQ's were messing around with it on one of our aircraft. The plane was pointed out of the hanger which gave a view south of Miramar. There were 172's doing pattern work at Montgomery Field which is about ten miles south of Miramar. On the TCS system they appeared as if they were right in front of us. Amazing what a bored nineteen year old will do to entertain himself.
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RE: F14 Taxi Light

Sat Dec 18, 2004 6:50 am

The taxi light is at the top of the strut in a direct line above the chromed portion of the strut. Immediately to the right of it (aircraft's left and actually positioned forward of it ) is the IR/TV unit with the ALQ-126 antenna visible below it. This info is available at http://www.anft.net/f-14/f14-detail-systems-03.htm I believe the IR unit has the blue-white colored lens and the TV unit has the black dome, but I'm not sure.

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RE: F14 Taxi Light

Sat Dec 18, 2004 9:35 am

Dl757Md:

On the F-14D the black dome on the left covers the IRST. The TCS cover has the clear lens covering. If you see an F-14A or B with what appears to be a large grey bullet cover over where the TCS should be that means the TCS camera has been removed and an aerodynamic fairing put in it's place. Like the picture bellow.




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