F-14 Armament

The F-14 is equipped with eight external stores stations: stations 1A and 8A are the upper pylon stations, and are capable of carrying AIM-9 missiles; stations 1B and 8B are the bottom pylon stations, and can carry AIM-7, AIM-9, AIM-54 missiles, or LANTIRN pods. In addition to some ground attack ordnance; station 2 and 7 are located on the air intake trunks, and can carry external fuel tanks only; stations 3, 4. 5, and 6 are on the bottom of the fuselage and can carry AIM-7 or AIM-54 missiles, and a variety of ground attack ordnance. It should be noted that the references to stations are logical rather than physical, and refer to the wiring and switch positions used to interface to weapons. This is particularly true of stations 3, 4, 5, and 6, where the physical location can vary depending upon the store that is carried. […]