Aesma wrote:And I would expect it to have some sort of automatic system to increase thrust if necessary, and even deflect the rudders on its own.
estorilm wrote:Aesma wrote:And I would expect it to have some sort of automatic system to increase thrust if necessary, and even deflect the rudders on its own.
Exactly - considering the incredible complexity and ingenuity involved with the control surface deflections (fascinating to watch) something like that would almost seem trivial.
RetiredWeasel wrote:Each engine on a Tomcat is offset from the center approx 5 ' so there could be a noticeable asymmetric thrust situation at high thrust and high angles of attacks when one fails. Even then, I doubt the pilots used a reduced setting during T/O as mentioned by a previous poster.
The extra thrust of the F110 allows almost all carrier take offs to be made in dry power. While this does result in fuel savings, the main reason why F-14D's do not tend to use afterburner during carrier launches is that if an engine failed the huge thrust of an F110 in full afterburner would produce an unrecoverable yawing motion in too short a time for the pilot to react. Thus for an F-14D an afterburner launch is rare, whereas the F-14A requires full afterburner unless very lightly loaded.
Moose135 wrote:On the D-model, they did.
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